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Full text of "Hatfield Annual Town Report"

ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICEKS 



OF THE 



Town of Hatfield 



For the Year Ending Itacb 1st, 1891. 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS.: 

WADE, WAKNEK & CO., Printers. 
1891. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN 
MEETING TO BE HELD MARCH 16, 1891. 



Article 1.— To choose a Moderator to preside in said 
meeting. 

Art. 2.-— To choose all necessary town officers for the year 
ensuing, including two member's of the School Com- 
mittee, one each for the terms of two and three years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith, Esq. 

Art. 4. — To revise and accept the list of Jurors as submit- 
ted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer, 
School Committee, and Superintendent of Schools, and 
act inyttrm^ thereon. 

Art, 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. — To take action in relation to raising money to de- 
fray the necessary expenses of the Town for the coming 
year. 

Art. 8. — To see what method the Town will adopt for the 
maintenance and repairs of highways and bridges for 
the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. — To see what action the Town will take in relation 
to the prompt payment of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library, and choose a Committee for the 
same. 



Art. 11. — To take action in relation to the support of the 
Poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day, 

Art. 13.— To vote by ballot, "Yes," or "No," on the 
question, " Shall license be granted for the sale of 
Intoxicating Liquors in this town ?" 

Art. 14. — To see if the Town will employ a Teacher of 
Music in the Schools. 

Art. 15. — To see if the Town will employ a Superintendent 
of Schools. 

Art. 16. — To see if the Town will take action in relation to 
the care of Cemeteries. 

Art. 17. — To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
special repairs on School Houses. 

Art. 18. — To see if the Town will build a "Memorial 
Building," and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 19. — To hear the report of the Committee, appointed 
at the last annual meeting, in relation to fire proof 
compartments, for books and records of the Town. 

Art. 20. — To see if the Town will take any action in rela- 
tion to the bridge and approaches over the N. Y., N. 
H. and H. Rail Road at West Brook. 

Art. 21. — To see if the Town will take any action in rela- 
tion to having highways surveyed and boundaries fixed. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Inhabitants of the Toivn of Hatfield : 

The Selectmen respectfully submit the following report for 
the year ending March 1, 1891. 

POOR. 

We have the following persons boarding in families : 
Charles Morton, aged 76, at $3.00 per week. 
Michael Ryan, aged 83, at $2.00 per week. 
Patrick Russell, aged 64, at $2.75 per week. 
Lottie Wheeler, aged 12, at $1.50 per week. 
Sidonie Vollanger, aged 78, at $2.50 per week. 
Horatio Strong, aged 71, at $3.00 per week. 

At the Northampton Lunatic Hospital : 
A. M. Richmond, aged 59, at $3.25 per week. 
Fred L. Mosher, aged 28, at $3 25 per week. 
We are also aiding Anna Cotz, Mrs. Daniel Doolan, and Au- 
gustus Remillard's family. Think the latter family will be able 
to maintain themselves after getting fairly started. 

We have entertained twenty-three tramps during the past year. 

HIGHWAYS 

Are in fairly good repair ; there is much room for improvement, 
hardening, draining, etc. We have made some much needed re- 
pairs, especially on the old Depot road, which we hope will prove 
permanent. 

5 



BRIDGES. 

We have built two new bridges on the Depot road, and re- 
paired and newly planked one. Also put in abutments and built 
new bridge, in place of frame bridge, on road near Mr. Edmund 
Powers. 

Mill bridge, bridge over stream on old Depot road, and Cow 
bridge in North Meadow, will have to be built new this year # 
Pine bridge will have to be partly rebuilt. In anticipation of 
these repairs, we have ordered such heavy lumber as we thought 
would be required. 

We have three or four thousand feet of bridge plank on hand. 

We have also put in two stone culverts ; one at West Brook, 
near Mr. Chas. Potter's, replacing plank, and one in Lane near 
Mr. James Ryan's, in place of tile. 

The Selectmen recommend an appropriation of Twenty Five 
Hundred Dollars, for Highways and Bridges for the coming year, 
with the view of putting on an iron bridge at the Grist Mill. 

OLD BILLS. 

E. S. Warner, stove and repairs, tramp room, $13 30 
H. G. Moore, labor on highway, 1889, 
J. S. Newman, " " " " 

F. W. Prince, " " " " 
Mrs. S. R. Wright, labor on highway, 1888, 
W. H. Clapp, Clerk of Courts, copy of record, 



21 


95 


1 


50 


1 


75 


9 


00 


1 


00 



148 50 



POOR. 

John Goodchild, board of Pat. Russell, $ 12 18 

John Proulx, " " " " 71 56 

Frank Dugal, « " " " 57 93 

Mary Wheeler, board of Lottie Wheeler, 78 00 

Peter Beloise, board of Jos. Beauregard, 52 29 
Peter Beloise, burial expenses Jos. Beauregard, 15 00 

W. W. Field, board of Charles Morton, 156 00 

M. M. French & Co., clothing, Chas. Morton, 9 75 



John Karew, board of M. Ryan, 878 00 

John May, board of Sidonie Vollanger, 78 57 

JST. H. Lun. Hospital, board A. M.Richmond, 169 46 
N. H. Lun. " " Irving Richmond, 72 43 

N. H. Lun. " " Fred. L. Mosher, 169 46 

J. M. Strong, board Horatio Strong, 47 14 

Merritt Clark & Co., clothing, Horatio Strong, 11 50 
Jared Remington, care of tramps, 2 00 

W. W. Gore, provisions to J. Patrick's family, 6 72 
E. S. Warner, shingling and repairs on " tramp 

room," 13 45 

City of Northampton, aid to Daniel Doolan 

and wife, 94 00 

Hadley, Cowing & Drury, shoes, etc., to the 

Remillard family, 5 35 

E. H. Bell, goods to Remillard family, 16 94 

J. H. Howard, groceries to Anna Cotz, 14 03 

J. H. Howard, crackers to tramps, 90 

Theodore Baggs, keeping tramps, 12 00 

C. M. Barton, med. attendance Pat. Russell, 1 00 
C.M.Barton, " " J.Beauregard, 1 00 

CM. Barton, " " S. Vollanger, 1 25 

C. M. Barton, " " H. S. Strong, 4 40 



$1,252 05 

Due from State, Daniel Doolan, case, 47 00 

STATE AID. 
Mrs. E. Covill, 24 00 

Mrs. M. Anderson, 24 00 

$48 00 



• SCHOOLS. 

Augusta Richardson, teaching, 177 00 

Carrie C. Field, " 216 00 

Carrie L.Warner, « 88 00 

Mary L. Wait, " 88 00 

Lucy Webber, « 161 00 



Grace E. Webber, 


teaching, 


$252 00 


Rose E. Clark, 


u 


88 


00 


Mary Pelissier, 


u 


252 


00 


Hattie Whitney, 


a 


84 


00 


Lilla S. Harrington, 


t( 


150 


00 


Lizzie D. Porter,- 


u 


175 


00 


Nellie A. Carl, 


t( 


150 


00 


Rose E. Higgins, 


a 


91 


00 


Mary J. Breor, 


a 


78 


00 


Augusta Richardson, 


sweeping room, 2 


75 


Hattie Kingsley, 


U i 


11 


50 


Nora Murphy, 


U < 


2 


75 


Lilla Harrington, 


a i 


6 


25 


Sarah McHngh, 


U l 


7 


75 


Lena Clevis, 


a t 


9 


75 


Mrs. Videmayer, 


a i 


7 


00 


Clara Billings, 


a i 


' 6 


50 


Mrs. John Smith, care of fires and 


sweeping, 27 


00 


Adam Smith, care of fires, 


8 


50 


Alfred Proulx, " 


Li 


16 


50 


Arthur Ritchmeyer, 


care of fires, 


4 


10 


Oscar E. Belden, 


a a 


8 


75 


Willie Wolfraur, 


a u 


8 


40 


Adam Doppman, 


a a 


6 


50 


Albert Billings, 


a a 


1 


00 

$2,085 00 



COAL AND WOOD FOR SCHOOLS. 



F. G. Bardwell, wood, 
M. P. Bradford, wood, 
Alfred Harris, wood, 
S. S. D wight, coal, 
E. M. Martin, coal, 



Harper Bros., 

G. F. King & Merrill, 



? 


$21 00 


1, 


4 00 




23 00 




156 00 




36 38 


SCHOOL BOOKS. 






$78 89 


» 


7 75 



$240 38 



American Book Co., 
Silver, Burdette & Co., 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., 
C. M. Barton, 
Milton Bradley & Co., 
Carrie L Warner, 
A. G. Carley, 



MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 

Thomas Chambury, $150 00 



841 


88 


25 


45 


55 


32 


10 


48 


4 


10 


5 


69 


4 45 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

C. C. Lee, $208 22 



HILL SCHOOL HOUSE ROOF. 

Dr. 

B. M. Warner, order on Treasurer, $200 00 

Cr. 

By paying Shumway & Riley, 

" Alonzo Wright, slating, 

E. P. Hall & Co., lumber, 

" A. H. Ryan, slate and freight, 

" John Smith, labor, 

" John Schepp, labor, 

" J. A. Sullivan, material, 

" B. M. Warner, lab. and supervision, 22 50 

By cash to Treasurer, 

$200 00 
E. P. Lyman, labor, 11 14 

S. W. Kingsley, labor and board of Wright, 34 54 



$20 


14 


45 


60 


1 


74 


63 


00 


8 


25 


11 


90 


4 


60 


hi, 22 


50 


22 


27 



$234 01 



$150 00 



$208 22 



$245 68 



10 
OUTBUILDINGS. 

Oscar Belden. 137 50 



SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 

T. Coffey, plastering, Hill, 18 00 

M. C. Howard, painting, Hill, 86 00 

E. P. Lyman, walk and outbuildings, Hill, 18 72 

S. W. Kiugslev. walk and " " 5 24 

Joseph Hebert, doors. Hill, 5 26 

C. X. Harlow, repairs, W. Hatfield, 46 03 

A. L. Strong, lumber, " 1 20 

Frary Bros., repairs. Farms. 13 75 

J. A. Sullivan, binges <fcc, Farms, 5 50 

J. E. Doane's estate, lumber, Hill, 5 30 

John Tyler, glass for school houses, 4 52 



Frary Bros., furnaces, center school, 1200 00 



LIBRARY. 

E. F. Billings, books. 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 

Henry Childs, binding, 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 

J. H. Sanderson, cleaning, 

W. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 

R. M. Woods, magazines, 

J. H. Sanderson, wood and sawing, 

J. H. Howard, Kerosene oil <fcc, 



CEMETERIES. 
W. H. Dickinson, Treas. V. I. Society, 8100 00 



813 


50 


128 


00 


12 


00 


50 


00 


I 


25 


7 


00 


4 


00 


5 


50 


2 


53 



837 50 



8199 52 

8200 00 



8223 7* 



8100 00 



11 



MEMORIAL DAY. 



Hoistmann Bros., flag, 

H. H. Field, flag and express, 

J. H. Howard, band, speaker, &c, 



$50 00 


4 


85 


45 


15 



$100 00 



HIGHWAYS, SPECIAL REPAIRS, 



p 


ONSETT HILL 


i« 


Dick and Penny Wheeler, 


labor, 


*2 50 


C. E. Kingsley, 


u 


1 25 


David Fitzgerald, 


u 


1 25 


Jared Remington, 


u 


1 25 


R. McGrath, 


u 


1 25 


Daniel Cahill, 


u 


1 25 


E. S. Warner, 


u 


1 25 


M. N: Hubbard, 


team, 


1 63 


Thaddeus Graves, 


u 


3 25 


Lewis Raboin, 


u 


3 25 


B. M. Warner, 


a 


3 25 


L. S. Dyer, 


u 


3 25 


James Porter, 


a 


3 25 


C. L. Warner, 


u 


3 25 


A. H. Graves, 


a 


3 25 



$34 38 



PLAIN HILL, SPECIAL. 



Dick and Penny Wheeler, 


, labor, 


$3 75 


C. E. Kingsley, 


tc 


63 


David Fitzgerald, 


a 


1 88 


Jared Remington,^ 


u 


1 88 


Daniel Cahill, 


a 


1 88 


R. McGrath, 


a 


1 88 


E. S. Warner, 


u 


62 


M. N. Hubbard, 


team, 


5 25 


Thaddeus Graves, 


u 


4 88 



12 



Lewis Raboin, 


team, 


B. M. Warner, 


u 


L. S. Dyer, 


a 


James Porter, 


u 


A. H. Graves, 


u 



li 


88 


4 


88 


2 


93 


3 


25 


4 


88 



$43 47 



SPECIAL REPAIRS. 



ROAD FROM E. POWERS TO CHAS. T. WELLS. 

E. N. Dickinson, team and labor, 
J. T. Fitzgibbon, " 
J. S. Newman, " " 
J. S. Newman, stone, 
Willis Holden, team and labor, 
Edmund Powers, team and labor, 

F. A. Crafts, " 

G. M. Donelson, 
George Steele, labor, 
Phillip Juvenbille, labor, 
George Peiffeiy " 
John Karen, a 
Morris Fitzgibbon, " 
L. P. Woodbury, explosives, 



$21 


38 


22 


57 


15 


44 


5 


00 


21 


07 


19 


13 


21 


38 


21 


74 


1 


00 


5 


94 


3 


44 


5 


94 


4 


25 


1 


88 



$170 16 



NORTHAMPTON LINE TO A. L. STRONG'S. 



Phillip Carl, team and laboi 


i 


$24 13 


M. P. Bradford, team and labor, 


18 75 


H. A. Wade, " 


u 


14 00 


J. A. Cutter, " 


u 


14 75 


L. A. Howard, " 


u 


9 50 


A. L. Strong, " 


u 


7 00 


William Casten, labor, 




5 00 


Arthur Howard, " 




2 50 


D. B. Curtis, 




2 50 


A. Hilbert, 




2 50 



$100 03 



7 


25 


S 


40 


$ 


00 


4 


25 


1 


50 


3 


30 


3 


00 


1 


25 


6 


00 



13 

MAIN STREET, SPECIAL. 

J. B. Ryan, team, $5 00 

John McHugh, team, 

I). W. Wells, 

W. H. Dickinson, team, 

J. A. Sullivan, tile, 

F. H. Breor, labor, 

John Sheehan, labor, 

Michael Boyl, u 

A. M. Feck, 

Mrs. J. D. Brown, sand, 

$42 95 

OLD DEPOT ROAD, GENERAL REPAIRS. 

J. S. Newman, team and labor, 
John Batzolel, " u 

Paul Beloise, " " 

Michael Boyl, " " 

James Mullens, soil, team and labor, 
Adam Doppman, team and labor, 
J. J. Steinglein, " " 

Peter Sailer, 

George Vollanger, " ", 

John Vollanger, " " 

Fred Schepp, labor, 
Joseph Kleasner, labor, 
Peter Deinlein, , " 
John Chandler, " 



111 


00 


26 


00 


9 


75 


9 


75 


11 


13 


6 


50 


14 


75 


11 


25 


5 


75 


9 


00 


3 


75 


1 


25 


2 


50 


3 


75 



$126 IB 



WEST BROOK, GENERAL REPAIRS. 



J. T. Fitzgibbons, team and labor, 


$13 20 


C W. Wolfram, 


14 65 


Charles Potter, " " 


11 50 


E. F. Cooley, " " 


11 00 


Morris Fitzgibbons, labor, 


2 00 



$52 35 



14 
LINSEED ROAD, GENERAL REPAIRS. 



J. S. Newman, team, 
George Steele, labor, 
Lewis Casten, " 
John Steele, u 



HIGHWAYS, GENERAL. 

E. Goodin, posts for railings, 

A. L. Strong, lumber for railings, 
J. A. Sullivan, tile, 
E. S. Warner, school house hill, 
E. S. Warner, bank at L. H. Kingsley's, 

B. M. Warner, " " " 
A.M. Peck, Lane, 
John Burke, " 
M. Hammel, Ferry road, 
John Smith, labor, bank at L. H. Kingsley's, 
James Ryan, Depot road, 



BRIDGES, "MILL." 



$5 25 


1 50 


1 50 


1 50 



$3 60 


7 


14 


25 


75 


1 


65 


3 


50 


3 


50 




62 




63 


17 


85 


, 2 


50 


1 


00 



W. Herrick, bolts, 
George Bitner, labor, 
John Smith, " 
John Sheehan, " 
F. W. Prince, " 
P. J. Leary, •« 

M. E. Warner, lumber, 



$3 41 


3 


00 


2 


25 


4 


50 


2 


00 


2 


75 


15 


76 



v 

Hagar Bros., lumber, $39 68 



$9 75 



$67 74 



$33 67 



BRIDGE. ABUTMENTS, NEAR E. POWERS. 



15 



J. S. Newman, team and labor, 


S19 72 


F. A. Crafts, " 


u 


11 25 


John McHugh, " 


u 


14 00 


John Sheehan & Sons, 


u 


22 50 


George Vollanger, 


u 


15 00 


James Mullens, 


u 


18 00 


Peter Saffer, 


u 


16 12 


G. M. Donelson, 


u 


1 50 


Edmund Powers, 


u 


2 36 


George Steele, 


u 


2 00 


Town of Whately, derrick 


» 


7 00 


J. A. Sullivan, cement, 




5 85 



BRIDGES ON DEPOT ROAD. 

Hagar Bros., lumber, $55 48 

F. A. Crafts, drawing lumber, . 3 50 

W. C Dickinson, plank for bridges, 

M. J. Ryan, spikes, 

J. FL. Howard, spikes, for bridges, 

CULVERT IN LANE. 

John Kiley, labor, 
J. B. Ryan, " 
James Mullens, labor, 
James Ryan, team and labor, 
John Burke, stone, 

F. A. Crafts, Culvert, West Brook, 

H. S. Shumway, ordinary repairs, 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

Albert Webber, Inspector of Election, 2 00 

B. M. Warner, " « 2 00 



1198 65 


9 


69 




70 


$6 


12 


I 


25 


2 


25 


10 


38 


10 


00 


$55 


00 


$456 


50 



$174 98 



$58 98 



$209 04 



$30 00 

$55 00 
$456 50 



16 

M. E. Warner, Selectman and Overseer of Poor $60 00 
C. A. Jones, " " " " 50 00 

J. H. Howard, « " " " 125 00 

W. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, 100 00 

C. H. Crafts, Collector, 92 00 

John McHugh, Assessor, 65 00 

W.D.Billings, " 75 00 

0. L. Graves, " 48 00 

Oscar Belden, School Committee, 1889, 30 00 

" " 1890 and '91, 28 75 

C. M. Barton, School Committee, 1890 and '91, 49 50 
Carrie L. Warner, School Committee, 1890-91, 26 75 
W. D. Billings, Town Clerk, and Clerk of 

Board of Registrars, 100 00 

W. D. Billings, serving Dog warrants, 4 00 

W. D. Billings, recording births, deaths and 

marriages, 17 70 

W. D. Billings, serving warrants, town meeting 10 00 
C. K. Morton, Elector under Smith Will, 10 00 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

C. H. Crafts, printing tax bills, 1889, 
H. G. Moore, " " " 1890, 
W. D. Billings, collector's book, 
W. D. Billings, postage and dog licenses, 
C. D. Bardwell, janitor Town hall, 1888-89, 
Phillip Juvenbille, repairs road machine, 
E. P. Lyman, lock for weights and measures, 
' Town Hall, 

E. P. Lyman, repairs on school houses, 
Wade, Warner & Co., printing town reports, 

F. W. Bissell, painting and repairing hearse, 
L. A. Tabor, repairs clocks, schools, 
Frank Dugal, fire warden, 
Jos. Smith, « " 
L. S. Crafts, care water trough, 1889-90, 
E. M. Martin, brooms, etc., for schools, 



$3 


25 


3 


50 


6 


00 


3 


00 


20 


00 


2 


42 




75 


6 


75 


25 


86 


22 


25 


5 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 


10 


00 


2 


48 



$895 70 



17 



W. G. Bassett, Esq., fire inquest, 

E. C. Davis, survey Depot road, 

Morris Fitzgibbons, care water trough, 

A. M. Peck, recording deaths, 

C. W. Wolfram, cleaning school yard, 

M. H. Burke, painting and glass, sch. houses, 

S. P. Billings, Justice of Peace. State Aid, 

S. P. Billings, Committee on Mrs. A. H. 

Hubbard's petition, 
Oscar Belden, hauling coal and wood, schools, 
John McGrath, cleaning basement Hill school, 

C. W. Wolfram, sawing wood for schools, 

D. B. Curtis, " . " " " 
John McHugh, " " " 
,Adam Smith, cleaning school rooms, 

Mrs. George Doppman, cleaning school rooms, 

Sarah McHugh, « " " 

Mrs. John Smith, " " " 

S. W. Kingsley, repairs furniture, schools, 

M. J. Ryan, shovel for schools, 

J. II. Howard, brooms, etc., for schools, 

J. H. Howard, K. Oil, « Town Hall," 



$10 


00 


9 


00 


2 


50 


5 


00 


4 


75 


25 


05 


3 


00 


5 


00 


8 


00 


4 


50 


2 


25 


2 


25 


3 


00 




50 


5 


00 


6 


00 


7 


50 


3 


40 


1 


00 


3 


57 




28 



$225 81 



Respectfully Submitted. 

J. H. HOWARD, ) Selectmen of the 
C. A. JONES, y Town 

M. J. RYAN, ) of Hatfield. 



I have examined the accounts of the Selectmen, of Hatfield, 
for the year ending March 1, 1891, and have found them cor- 
rect, with proper vouchers on file for all warrants drawn, amount- 
ing to eight thousand, one hundred fifty-nine dollars and eighty- 
eight cents, ($8,159.88. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hateield, March 4, 1891. 



18 

APPROPRIATIONS, TOWN OF HATFIELD, 1890. 



Schools, 


$2,000 00 


Music, 


150 00 


Superintendent of Schools, 


210 00 


School Supplies, 


250 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


1,200 00 


Highways and Bridges, special, 


500 00 


Poor, 


1,200 00 


Town Officers, 


900 00 


Contingencies, 


500 00 


Interest, 


100 00 


Public Library, 


250 00 


Cemeteries, 


100 00 


Memorial Day, 


100 00 


School House Repairs, 


225 00 


Hill School House, roof, 


300 00 




— $7,985 00 



LIST OF JURORS REPORTED BY THE SELECT 
MEN FOR THE YEAR 1891-92. 

Fred H. Bardwell, Henry G. Moore, 

David Billings, Ezra M. Martin, 

Edward B. Dickinson, John H. Sanderson, 

Win. H. Dickinson, Benj. M. Warner, 

Arthur F. Curtis, Edward Sheehan, 

George M. Donelson, Wm. H. Belden, 

Samuel P. Billings, Eleazer F. Cooley, 

Silas S. D wight, Frederick Carl, 

M. N. Hubbard, Dennis McGrath, 

Seth W. Kingsley, John Yollanger, 
Charles L. Graves. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Wm. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, in Account with the 
Town of Hatfield. 

Cr. 



By cash paid Selectmen's orders, 


18,159 88 


County Tax, 


1,364 93 


State Tax, 


840 00 


Insurance, 


200 00 


Interest on Notes, 


120 14 


. 


— $10,684 95 


BY CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY 


LOANS. 


Hampshire Savings Bank, 


$1000 00 


U M U 


1000 00 


u u a 


1000 00 


u « a 


1000 00 




<M 000 00 








$14,684 95 


Dr. 




To balance from old account, 


$337 20 


To cash received from C. H. Crafts, col., 


$343 82 


H. G. Moore, « 


6,818 90 


National Bank Tax, 


1,850 55 


Corporation Tax, 


424 39 


Income School Fund, 


, 213 75 


Dog Fund, 


104 80 



20 

To cash received from Sup. of State Paupers, $77 94 

City of Northampton, 

Tuition 1889-90, 63 75 

Town of Wenham, 48 00 

State Aid, 48 00 

City of Northampton, 

tuition, 38 25 

Town of Whately,tuition, 27 50 

B. M. Warner, appropria- 
tion, Hill School house 
repairs, 22 27 

$10,081 92 

TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, $1000 00 

1000 00 
1000 00 
1000 00 
$4,000 00 

Balance due the Treasurer, 265 83 



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$14,684 95 

in account with c. h. crafts, collector. 

Cr. 

By balance uncollected taxes, 1889-90, 8345 29 

Interest on taxes, 4 21 

$349 50 

Dr. 

To cash received, $343 82 

Order of abatement, 5 68 

$349 50 

in account with h. g. moore, collector. 

Cr. 

By Assessors Warrants, 1890-91, $8,177 21 

[nterest on taxes, 11 76 

$8,188 97 



21 



Dr. 

To cash received, $6,818 90 

Balance uncollected taxes, 1,370 07 



1,188 97 



SUMMARY. 



Uncollected taxes, $1,370 07 

Due from State Board of Charities, 47 00 

Due from C. D. Bardwell, 38 51 

$1,455 58 

Due the Treasurer, 265 83 



Balance in favor of the Town, $1,189 75 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the Treas- 
urer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 4, 1891. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



The vital statistics of the Town of Hatfield, for the year 
1890, are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



ro. 


MALES. 


FEMALES, 


1 





1 


2 


2 





4 


2 


2 


1 


1 





1 





1 


2 


2 





2 


1 


1 











3 


2 


1 











2 


2 





4 


4 






22 



16 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



Born in United States, 
Canada, 
Germany, 
Ireland, 



ither. 


Mother, 


15 


16 


4 


3 


2 


1 


1 


2 



22 



22 



23 



Births for five previous years : 

1885 1886 1887 1888 

32 39 30 22 

Average number of births per year from 1850 to 1860, 

" " " 1860 to 1870, 

" " " 1870 to 1880, 

" " " 1880 to 1890, 

" " " 1850 to 1890, 



u 


u 


it 


u 


« 


c< 



1889 
26 
34 
49 
52 
30 
41 



MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

April, 

June, 

September, 

October, 

November, 



Total, 8 

First marriage ©f both parties, 6 

Second marriage bride, First marriage groom, 1 

Second marriage bride, third marriage groom, 1 

Age of oldest bride, 41 years 

Age of youngest bride, 18 " 

Age of oldest groom, 56 " 

Age of youngest groom, 23 " 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



Born in United States, 
" Germany, 
" Ireland, 



Bride. Groom. 
7 5 

1 2 

1 



Number of certificates of marriage issued from this office, 

Marriages for the five years previous. 
1885 1886 1887 1888 

9 5 6 7 



1889 
10 



24 



Average number of marriages per year 


from 1850 to 1860, 


11 


u a u u u 


" 1860 to 1870, 


6 


a u u u a, 


" 1870 to 1880, 


10 


a a 44 u u 


" 1880 to 1890, 


9 


a a u u a 


" 1850 to 1890, 


9 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February., 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


4 


2 


2 


2 





2 


1 


1 





1 


1 





3 


2 


1 


1 


1 





1 





1 


3 


1 


2 


3 


2 


1 


1 





1 


2 


1 


1 



Total, 



22 



11 



11 



Under 5 years of age, 
Between 5 and 10, 

10 and 20, 

20 and 30, 

30 and 40, 

40 and 50, 

50 and 60, 

60 and 70, 

70 and 80, 

80 and 90, 

90 and 100, 

100 years, 



No. 


Males. 


Females, 


3 


1 


2 


1 


1 





3 


3 





1 





1 


1 





1 











2 


0. 


2 


4 


3 


1 


3 





3 


2 


2 





1 





1 


1 


1 






22 



11 



11 



25 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 

No. Males. Females, 

Born in United States, 18 

Ireland, 2 

Germany, 1 

Canada, 1 



8 


10 


1 


1 


1 





1 






22 11 11 
Deaths for the five previous years. 

1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 

24 24 20 22 22 

Average number of deaths per year from 1850 to 1860, 20 

" " " 1860 to 1870, 31 

" 1870 to 1880, 29 

" 1880 to 1890, 21 

" 1850 to 1890, 26 

Causes of death classified according to the nomenclature 

adopted by the State Board of Registration. 



CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 



Phthisis, (Consumption of Lungs) 
Cancer, 



Paralysis, 

Bronchitis, 

Disease Brain, 

Insanity, 

Gastritis, 

Disease Heart, 

Enteritis, 

Influenza, 
Dysentery, 



LOCAL DISEASES, 



ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 



DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 



Old age, 
Childbirth, 
Still Born, 



26 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 
Accidental Drowning, 1 

22 



DOGS. 



The number of dogs licensed during the year ending Nov. 30th 
1890, with the receipts and settlement of the account with the 
County Treasurer, is as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 

67 Male dogs at $2.00 each, $134 00 

3 Female dogs at $5 00 each, 15 00 



$149 00 

Less fees 70 dogs at 20 cents each, $14 00 



$135 00 
Paid Lewis Warner County Treasurer, $135 00 

Amount paid the County Treasurer on this account for the 
five previous years : 

1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 

$92 40 $101 40 $101 40 $122 40 $120 00 

There have been recorded in the Town Clerk's office from 
March 1st, 1890, to March 1st, 1891, eleven mortgages of per- 
sonal property. All other papers four. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



The schools in small towns> more than in the large 
towns and cities, suffer from frequent exchanges of teachers, 
In our town, the past year, the Center Grammar school has 
had three teachers, the Center Primary, Hill Grammar, 
West Hatfield Grammar, and the Farms two each. Of 
teachers who had not been in our schools .before, eight have 
come in during the year. Of these, four were beginners, and 
the three who had had some experience were all from other 
towns, and knew nothing of school management here. It 
will be seen how easy it is for what is introduced into our 
schools by way of improvement to disappear. 

The years experience has shown no good reason, that we 
can see, for discontinuing the system of district supervision. 
The plan when well developed seems to offer great advan- 
tages. 

Mr. Lee will in no case remain as superintendent ; but 
could a permanent district be formed and a competent 
superintendent retained for a series of years, it would do 
much to avert the evils attending such influxes of new 
teachers as we are experiencing from year to year. 

27 



28 
SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

Music. 

Appropriated $150 00 

Paid Thomas Chambury Teaching Music, $150 00 

Roof Hill Schoolpiouse. 

Appropriated, $300 00 

Expended. 

Slate, 10 squares, ' $60 00 

Paper, 4 50 

Other material and freight, 22 32 

Tinning, 20 14 

Labor slating, 57 60 

Labor, 58 85 

- $223 41 



Balance unexpended, $76 59 
School Books. 

Appropriated, $250 00 

Expended, $228 38 



Balance unexpended, $21 64 

Outbuildings, Farms. 

Appropriated, $50 00 

Expended, 37 50 



Balance unexpended, $12 50 

Warming and Ventilating at Center Schoolhouse. 

Appropriated, $175 00 

Expended, 200 00 



Expended above appropriation, 825 00 



29 

Something in the way of heaters had to be procured with 
out waiting for the final settlement of the matter of veiitila r 
tion. Those chosen are large enough to furnish all the heat 
which would be needed should we hereafter be compelled to 
ventilate according to the directions of the state inspector. 

At the same time we have done what was possible in the 
way of ventilating without incurring great expense. Plenty 
of air can come in through the open floor under the heaters, 
and be warmed as it passes up through them, but the means 
of taking foul air out is not sufficient. We have for this 
purpose only the small foul air chimneys that were con- 
structed when the building was built. These are fur- 
nished with heat enough from the heaters to make them 
draw well, and take out a good deal of foul air, but of 
course, not enough to make the ventilation perfect. 

The air currents created by the ventilation serve an 
important purpose in distributing the heat from the heaters 
evenly through the room. Imperfect as the ventilation now 
is, the thermometer registers only 2 or 3 degrees higher 
near the heater than on the oppposite side of the room. 

Should the inspector push us to make ventilation perfect, 
there will need to be added only a larger foul air chimney, 
leaving the heaters as they are. If heating from below is 
preferred, the heaters can be placed together in one en- 
closure. So arranged one only would need to be used in mild 
weather. 

Expended on Hill school buildings, other than ordinary 
repairs ; repair of roof not included. 

Painting and kalsomining, $86 00 

New doors, etc., 5 26 

Outbuilding repairs, 28 92 

Outbuilding painting, 7 70 

$127 98 



30 

Expended at West Hatfield other than ordinary repairs. 

For ceiling, $46" 03 

For painting ceiling, 9 68 



155 81 



STATEMENT OF SCHOOLS, TEACHERS 
EMPLOYED, Etc. 

CENTER— GRAMMAR. 

Mary L. Waite, Hattie Whitney, Rose E. Higgins. 

Number of scholars enrolled, 26 

Average membership, 21 

Average attendance, 19 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Number of scholars over 15, 1 

Amount paid as wages, 1263 



CENTER— PRIMARY, 

Carrie L. Warner, Lizzie D. -Porter. 

Number of scholars enrolled, 51 

Average membership, 44 

Average attendance, 40 

Number of scholars under 5, 2 

Number of weeks schools, 36 

Amount paid as wages, $263 



SI 

HILL — GR AMMAE, 

Lucy F. Webber, Mary J. Breor. 

Number of scholars enrolled, 24 

Average membership, 16 

Average attendance, 14 

Number of scholars over 15, 3 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Amount paid as wages, % 239 

HILL — PRIMARY. 

Grace E. Webber. 

Number of scholars enrolled, £5 

Average membership, 25 

Average attendance, 22 

Number of scholars under 5, 2 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Amount paid as wages, $ 252 

WEST HATFIELD — GRAMMAR. 

Rosella E. Clark, Nellie A. Carl. 

Number of scholars enrolled, 26 

Average membership, 23 

Average attendance, 20 

Number of weeks school, , 36 

Amount paid as wages, $238 

WEST HATFIELD — PRIMARY. 

Mary E. Pelissier. 

Number of scholars enrolled, 25 

Average membership, 23 

Average attendance, 21 



32 

Number of scholars under 5, 1 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Amount paid as wages, 1252 

WEST BROOK. 

Carrie E. Field. 

Number of scholars enrolled. 38 

Average membership, 29 

Average attendance, 2 A 

Number of scholars over 15, 1 

Number of weeks school. 36 

Amount paid as wages, $216 

FARMS. 

Augusta I. Richardson, Lilla Harrington. 

Number of scholars enrolled, 23 

Average membership, 21 

Average attendance, 19 

Number of scholars under 5, 1 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Amount paid as wages, 1227 



SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of persons between 5 and 15 years, 234 

" " fc < " 8 and 14 years, 154 

Number of scholars enrolled, 248 

Number of scholars between 5 and 15 years, 237 

" " " "8 and 14 years, 157 

Average membership in all the schools, 202 

Average attendance in all the schools, 179 

Number of scholars over 15 years of age, 5 

Number of scholars under 5 years of age, 6 



33 
APPROPRIATIONS AND RECEIPTS. 



Appropriated by the Town, 


12,000 00 


Received from State Fund, 


213 75 


" Dog Fund, 


104 80 


Received tuitions from Northampton, 


38 25 


Received tuitions from Whately, 


27 50 



12,384 30 

EXPENDITURES CHARGEABLE TO SCHOOL 

MONEY. 

Amount of teachers wages, 
Expended for fuel, 
Expended care of houses, 

Balance of school money unexpended, 

C. M. BARTON, ) 

OSCAR BELDEN, } 

CARRIE L. WARNER. ) 



$1,950 00 
240 38 
135 75 


$2,326 13 
$48 27 

Committee. 



REPORT OF C. C. LEE, 

Superintendent of Schools of Deerfield, Hatfield 
and Leverett District. 



School Committee of Hatfield : 

Lady and Gentle men.— On assuming the duties of 
superintendent of your schools last April, the members of 
your committee and all the teachers received me cordially, 
and manifested a desire to co-operate with me in advancing 
the efficiency and usefulness of the public schools ; although 
I have found the work no pastime, it has been much easier 
by reason of that sympathy and co-operation, which have 
continued unabated throughout the year. 

I found your schools well organized and classified with an 
efficient corps of teachers, taking a high rank among the 
schools of the rural towns of the State, showing that your 
committee had not been unmindful in the past of the trust 
committed to their care. I brought to that service an expe- 
rience of twenty-six years in the public schools and acade- 
mies; and I fully realize the responsible position to wh 
our teachers are called. 

Our schools represent so much, and their results are so 
far reaching, that earnest, faithful supervision should be 

35 



36 

given to their every da}- work ; and in these days of meth- 
ods, earnest progressive teachers are essential to the success 
of the schools. 

The vocation of the teacher is not an easy one. Earnest 
patient work is all the time required; also a manifested zeal 
in behalf of the pupils. 

A teacher must study constantly to grow professionally, 
and to meet the demands laid upon her. 

It matters not that some persons engage in the work of 
teaching with little preparation, or that they devote but 
little time to careful study after entering upon their work ; 
the demands made upon those who assume these duties are 
exacting. 

The personality of the teacher shapes in a great measure 
the life of the pupils, hence the schools require teachers of 
culture and of character. 

The interests of the youth in our schools should be com- 
mitted to those who realize the responsibility of the sacred 
trust. # 

Our country towns have not the means to employ teach- 
ers who have the education, training and qualifications to 
meet all the foregoing requirements. And it becomes the 
work of the superintendent to make up these requirements 
as far as he may be able. And to that end I have devoted 
my every energy, and by precept and example have tried 
to instil in the minds of the youth in the public schools 
principles of morality and justice which shall tend to make 
them honored citizens in the years to come. 

I have attended to the teachers' work in detail, assisted in 
arranging the course of study, suggested new and improved 
methods ; advised in regard to discipline, and topics to be 
taught. 

I have looked after the progress of individual pupils, 
helped the troubled ones, and encouraged the discouraged. 



37 

I have found it necessary to give a large number of teach- 
ing exercises during my inspection visits. These exercises 
have included methods in reading, spelling, arithmetic, 
geography, language and physiology. 

In reading I have endeavored to correct the unnatural 
tone of voice and have pupils read as they talk, to give ex- 
pression to their reading as well as pronouncing the words. 

I have made reading a specialty and have observed 
marked improvement in this rao^t important branch of their 
education. To attain this end I have been particular in 
regard to their position in standing, holding their book, and 
that they understood thoroughly what they were reading. 

Distinct articulation and enunciation have been secured 
in many of the schools. 

I believe in both oral and written spelling. I have insist- 
ed on the recognition of syllables, because I believe a knowl- 
edge of them necessary to pronunciation, accent and enun- 
ciation. 

I have given an outline of a special course in geography, 
and applied it to all the schools in my district, and those 
teachers who have followed it closely have achieved excel- 
lent results. 

Much time has been wasted, I think, by trying to follow 
the language given in our school geographies; pursued in the 
way I have indicated in my special course much time is 
saved, especially in the lower grades. 

They begin with distance first, then surface, location, 
form, size of the earth, divisions of land and water, then 
the study of the town, county, etc. 

The pupils have drawn very accurate maps of the town, 
county and state. 

The text books are all right if used properly, in the prepa- 
ration of the lessons in the higher grades. 

During the fall and winter terms special attention has 



38 

been given to penmanship — correct position, good pen-holding 
and movement exercises. This branch requires constant 
attention and practice. Those teachers who have followed 
the rules closely have attained good results. 

I have also arranged a system of monthly examinations, 
whereby all the pupils above the lower grades have had to 
pass a written examination at the close of each month, and 
from these examinations tteir scholarship has been obtained. 
It has proved an incentive to more thorough work. It has 
given the teachers much more work, but nearly all of them 
have taken it up kindly and cheerfully, and the scholarship 
of the pupils has been greatly improved. I have held fre-^ 
quent teachers' meetings during the school year, which have 
been very generally attended by the teachers and members 
of the school board, where topics pertaining to their work 
have been discussed, and where much instruction has been 
given that could not be given in the school room. 

Agent G. T. Fletcher of the State Board of Education, 
held an Institute at South Deerfleld, Oct. 15, at which all 
the teachers were present. He was assisted by several em- 
inent school workers, and the meeting was one of great val- 
ue and had a marked effect upon the schools. 

Mr. Fletcher also spent one day with me, inspecting your 
schools, and assisted at a teachers' meeting in the evening, 
giving many valuable hints and suggestions. 

I have tried to give due attention to all the branches of 
study. I have made 117 inspection visits during the }^ear 
covered by this report, and seldom in visiting a school have 
I found nothing requiring immediate attention, no questions 
waiting for an answer, or no assistance needed. 

It has been impressed upon the teachers that they were 
the custodians of the school buildings and school supplies, 
that the buildings were not abused or supplies wasted. 

The average attendance has been good, yet in some in- 



39 

stances the irregular attendance has been a serious matter. 
Parents do not all realize in the same degree the harm done 
their children by allowing their absence from school exercis- 
es for work, business, or pleasure. 

Sickness has interfered to some extent with the attend- 
ance during the winter term, especially in the schools at 
North Hatfield and West Hatfield, but on the whole the 
attendance has been good and progress satisfactory. 

Frequent inspection may be a source of annoyance to an 
occasional teacher, and some pupils who dislike the presence 
of authority, yet constant care, intelligent oversight, guid- 
ance and supervision must tend to improve, elevate and 
enhance the value of the public schools. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank the committee for the 
cordial support and co-operation that has been given me, in 
all my efforts, and to express my gratification with the spirit 
of earnestness and loyalty that has been shown by the 
teachers. 

Respectfully submitted. 

CHAUNCEY C. LEE. 



40 
STATISTICS. 



Number of Schools in Deerfleld, 19 

" Hatfield. 8 

a " " Leverett, 5 

Whole number in District, 32 

Number of inspection visits, Deerfleld, 215 

* " " " Hatfield, 117 

" u " " Leverett, 51 

Total visits, 383 

Number of teachers' meetings, 12 

Number of teaching exercises, 124 

Number of different teachers employed, Deerfleld, 25 

" " " " " Hatfield, 14 

" " " u " ' Leverett, 7 

Whole number of teachers, 46 



ANNUAL H^PORTS 



-OF- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



•OF THE- 



Towrp of Hatfield, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1892. 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS.: 

WADE & DANIELS, Printers. 

1892. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN 
MEETING MARCH 21, 1892. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator to preside in said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. — To choose all necessary town officers for ensuing 
year, including one member of board of School Commit- 
tee for three years. 

Art. 3. — -To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith, Esq. 

Art. 4. — To revise and accept the list of jurors. 

Art. 5'. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer, 
School Committee and Supervisor of Schools and act 
thereon. 

Art. 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. — To take action in relation to raising money to de- 
fray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. — To see what plan the town will adopt for the 
maintenance and repairs of highways and bridges for 
the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. — To see what action the town will take in relation 
to the prompt payment of taxes. 

Art. 10. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library and choose a committee for the 
same. 

Art. 11. — To take action in relation to the support of the 
poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
Memorial Day. 

(3) 



Art. 13. — To vote by ballot, " Yes "or " No," on the ques- 
tion, " Shall licenses be granted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in tins town." 

Art. 14. — To see if the town will employ a Teacher of 
Music in the schools. 

Art. 15. — To see if the town will employ a Superintendent 
of Schools. 

Art. 16. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
care of cemeteries. 

Art. 17. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
special repairs of School Houses. 

Art. 18. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for a Memorial Building. 

Art. 19. — To see if the town will take action in relation to 
drain near house of Mrs. S. G. Curtis, and make an 
appropriation for the same. 

Art. 20. — To see if the town will take action in relation to 
highway near house of Mrs. E. D. Howard, West Hat- 
field. 

Art. 21. — To see if the town will vote to refund a portion 
of the tax paid on real estate by Mrs. E. D. Howard for 
the year 1891. 

Art. 22. — To see if the town will make an appropriation to 
defray expense of moving building of Mrs. E. D. Howard. 

Art. 23. — To see if the town will refund money paid on tax 
on tobacco by Isaac Kaffenbergh in the year 1889. 

Art. 24. — To hear report of the Committee appointed at last 
annual meeting in relation to fire pro'of compartments 
for the records of the town. 

Art. 25. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
an iron bridge near S. W. Kingsley's. 

Art. 26: — To see if the town will take action in relation to 
fire extinguishers and other fire apparatus. 

Art. 27 — To see if the Town will take action in relation to 
surveying the highways. 



Selectn^ei/s Report. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield: 

The Selectmen submit the following report for the year end £ 
ing March 1, 1892. 

POOR, 

We have the following persons boarding in families i 
Michael Ryan, aged 84, at $2.00 per week. 
Patrick Russell, aged 65, at $2.75 per week. 
Sidonie Vollanger, aged 79, at $2.50 per week. 
Horatio Strong, aged 72, at $3.00 per week. 

At the Northampton Lunatic Hospital, 
A. M. Richmond, age 60, at $3.25. 

F. L. Mosher, age 29, at $3.25. 

OLD BILLS. 

George Englehardt, labor on highway 1890, $1 25 

H. Shumway, lumber and plank, 1890, 40 70 

H. Shumway, extra labor on highways, 1890, 72 62 

H. Shumway, balance on highways, 1889, 93 50 

H. Shumway, " " 1890, 50 00 

II. Shumway, hauling lumber for Mill bridge, 15 87 

C. A. Jones, labor on bridge, 1890, 3 00 - 

M. J. Ryan, labor on highway, 1890, 1 50 

James Mullens, labor on bridge, 1890, 1 50 

M. J. Proulx, labor on highway, 1890, 3 50 



(5) 



$283 44 



6 

POOR. 

N. H. Luii. Hospital, board of F. L. Mosher, 
X. II. L. Hos., board of A. M. Richmond, 
John Karin, board of Michael Ryan, 

F. C. Dugal, board of P. Russell, 
W. W. Field, board of Charles Morton, 

" " care in sickness, Charles Morton, 

" u clothing for Charles Morton, 

J. D. Seymour, M. D., attendance Chas. Morton, 
E. C. Wait, overalls, etc., for Chas. Morton, 
John May, board of Sidonie Vollanger, 
John Deinline, board of Sidonie Vollanger, 
J. M. Strong, board of Horatio Strong, 

G. E. Searle, board of Horatio Strong, 
M. M. French & Co., pants and socks for 

Horatio Strong, 
R. E. Edwards, goods for Remillard family, 
J. M. Kellogg, rent for Remillard family, - 
City of Northampton, aid to Remillard fain., 
N. H. Gas Light Co., fuel Remillard family, 
Mary Wheeler, board of Lettie Wheeler, 
J. H. Howard, cash and goods for Lettie 

Wheeler, 
R. E. Edwards, coffin, S. Wheeler, 
A. M. Peck, burial of S. Wheeler, 
City of Northampton, aid to Danl. Doolan and 
T /wife, 96 00 

City^of Northampton, aid to Joe Proulx, 4 00 

Theo. Baggs, keeping tramps, 16 00 

Jared Remington, care of tramps, 1 00 

E. Brainard, care of Charles Morton, 9 00 

C. M. Barton, M. D., attendance, S. Vollanger, 25 

C. M. Barton, " " H. Strong, 2 50 

C. M. Barton, " " Pat. Russell, 50 

C.M.Barton, '• " S.Wheeler, 2 00 

C. M. Barton, " " Chas. Morton, 3 00 



$169 


46 


169 46 


130 


00 


143 


88 


156 


00 


, 5 


00 


1 


75 


i, 3 


50 


1 


30 


. 22 


50 


107 


50 


114 


00 


42 


00 


3 


50 


13 


25 


24 


00 


40 


00 


2 


00 


5 


25 


13 


21 


10 


00 


5 


00 



$1,316 81 



Due from State, Daniel Doolan, $48 00 





STATE 


AID. 






Mrs. E. Coville, 






$24 00 


Mrs. M. Anderson, 






24 


00 




CEMETERIES. 






Wm. H. Dickinson, Treas. Vil. Imp. Soc, 


$100 


00 


Memorial Day, D. W 


. Wells, 




50 


00 
&if)0 00 




SCHOOLS. 




^^^^ qp X fJ \J \J\J 


Mary E. Pelissier, 


teaching, 




$252 


00 


Carrie C. Field, 


u 




259 


00 


Lila S. Harrington, 


a 




245 


00 


Mary J. Breor, 


u 




•248 


00 


Sarah E. Kingsley, 


u 




236 


00 


Nellie A. Carl, 


a 




155 


40 


Sybil J. Hall, 


a 




156 


00 


Grace E. Webber, 


u 




182 


00 


Hattie Haskins, 


a 




77 


00 


Lizzie D. Porter, 


a 




71 


40 


Luna Rice,, 


u 




70 


00 


Myra Field, . 


u 




24 


00 


Hattie Smith, sweeping, 




18 


50 


Clara Billings, " 






5 


50 


Mrs. Vedemeyer, " 






9 


25 


Lida Kingsley, " 






13 


00 


Katie Barry, sweeping and fires, 




9 


90 


Mrs. John Smith, i 


sweeping and 


care of t 


ires, 27 


75 


John Stoddart, 


u 


a 


4 


20 


0. E. Belden, 


a 


u 


1 


75 


Willie Wolfram, 


u 


u 


2 


50 


Albert Billings, 


u 


u 


" 4 


50 


P. Mullany, 


a 


a 


3 


55 


Willie Ryan, 


a 


a 


". 2 


05 


Mosher Swift, 


u 


(4 


2 


10 


Willie Barry, 


a 


(( 


" 4 


90 


Mrs. Vedemeyer, 


a 


a 


" 3 


50 


Barnerd Shattuck, 


a 


u 


3 


50 


Fred Carlton, 


a 


u 


7 


00 



8 



American Book Co., charts, 

S. S. Dwigbt, coal, 

E. M. Martin, coal, 

Strong & Bradford, wood, 

Alfred Harris, wood, 

John McGrath, sawing wood, 

Willie Murphy, " " 

C. M. Barton, cash for sawing wood, 

Oscar Belden, " " " 

Oscar Belden, drawing coal, 



$30 


00 


172 


37 


19 


58 


6 


00 


23 


00 


1 


75 


4 


25 


2 


00 


2 


25 


6 


75 



12,367 20 



MUSIC in SCHOOLS. 



Thos. Charmbury, $150 00 

SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

G. F. King & Merrill, books, 
American Book Co., books, 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., book3, 
C. M. Barton, cash for books, 
Milton Bradley Co., supplies, 
Judge Bros., 

$254 88 



$23 94 


2 


56 


202 


38 


7 


92 


14 


86 


3 


22 



SUPERVISION OF SCHOOLS, 



C. M. Barton, 



$160 00 



SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 



Joseph Hebert, lumber, center, 

J. A. Sullivan, paper and nails, center, 

David Laidley, plastering, center, 

E. P. Lyman, labor, center, 

David Billings, labor, center, 

Roswell Billings, labor, center, 



$39 20 


4 


52 


3 


50 


16 


15 


9 


46 


1 


00 



$73 83 



LIBRARY. 

H. Shumway, express on books, 1890, $10 25 
H. Shumway, express on books, 1891, 2 85 
Henry Childs, binding books, 27 45 
H. H. Carter & Co., books, 59 06 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 1 69 
W. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 18 00 
S. L. Cutler, magazines, 3 00 
J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 50 00 
Bryant & Brothers, printing catalogues, 52 00 
Rev. R. M. Woods, labor and express on cata- 
logues, 3 40 
J. H. Howard, kerosene oil and chimneys, 2 79 



MILL BRIDGE 



1230 40 



R. F. Hawkins, 

Theodore Childs, plank, 

H. Shumway, plank, 

H. Shumway, hauling plank, 

John McHugh, hauling plank, 



11,975 00 

79 83 

21 00 

8 00 

16 00 

$2,099 83 



PINE BRIDGE. 



E. P. Lyman, 


labor, 


$10 00 


F. W. Prince, 


t( 


8 00 


J. B. Ryan, 


u 


6 00 


John Burke, 


u 


4 50 


John McHugh, 


u 


16 50 


James Ryan, 


a 


6 75 


A. M. Peck, 


u 


5 50 


Theo. Baggs 


u 


9 00 


James Breor, 


u 


15 00 


M. J. Proulx, labor and team, 


19 25 



$100 50 



$157 


83 


113 


93 


42 


17 


5 


15 


15 


93 



10 

LUMBER AND PLANK FOR BRIDGES, 

Jacob Carl, 

W. H. & W. C. Dickinson, 

O. S. Graves, 

C. B. Dickinson, 

H. Shurnway, 

$335 01 

ABUTMENTS, PIER, GRADING AND RAILING, 
MILL BRIDGE. 

Daniel Cahill, labor, 

John Kiely, 

Dwight Howard, " 

Arthur Howard, " 

E. A. Howard, " 

J. J. Ryan, " 

John Cooney, " 

C. E. Kingsley, " 

S. Myers, " 

Michael Boyle, " 

John McHugh, " 

John Sheehan, " 

Nonotuck Silk Co., derrick, 

P. Gleason <fc Son, labor, stone and hauling, 

H. Shumway, hauling stone, grading and 

filling, 
Shumway & Riley, pipe railing, 
J. A. Sullivan, cement, 



$2 25 


3 


00 


27 


75 


7 


50 


1 


50 


18 


75 


31 


88 


11 


25 




75 


24 


00 


4 


50 


3 


00 


63 


50 


587 


59 


174 


31 


42 


82 


46 20 



$1,050 55 



HIGHWAYS. 
Hill District, P. McGlyst^, Surveyor. 



Charles Wagner, 
John Smith, 


labor, 

u 


$6 00 
4 50 


D. 

Jo 
H. 


Daily, " 
hn Kiley, " 
Shumway, team and labor, 


6 00 

1 50 

200 40 



$218 40 



11 

Center District, T. J. Ryan, Surveyor, 

John Kiley, labor, 
John Sheehan, '• 
Jas. Mullens, " 
Geo. Yollanger, " 
Henry Steingleine, labor, 
Michael Boyle, " 

T. J. Ryan, 
Jacob Carl, team, 
D. W. Wells, team, 

$117 11 

North Center District, M. J. Proulx, Surveyor. 



86 


00 


6 


25 


3 


75 


5 


10 


3 


50 


4 


88 


25 


75 


2 


63 


59 


25 



John McHugh, labor, 


• $3 00 


J. B. Ryan, 


5 00 


James Breor, " 


3 00 


L. L. Pease, " 


3 75 


James Ryan, team and labor, 


21 50 


M. J. Proulx " 


43 25 


West Hatfield District, C 


. W. Wade, Survc 


David Curtis, labor, 


$3 00 


Wm Casten " 


6 75 


J. A. Cutter, " 


1 50 


E. A. Howard, " 


4 50 


H. Shumway, team and labor, 


18 75 


C. W. Wade, team and labor, 


86 04 


West Brook Distrct, C. W. 


Woolfram, Surv 


Patrick Garvey, labor, 


$5 25 


Willis Holden " 


3 50 


Charles Potter, " and team, 


12 75 


C. H. Crafts, " " 


4 25 


C. W. Woolfram " " " 


54 87 



$79 50 



$120 54 



$80 62 



12 

Farms District, Alfred Harris, Surveyor, Highways, Bridge 







and filling, 


David Powers, labor, 




Gk S. Belden, " 


and team, 


H. G. Moore " 


K 


« 


0. S. Graves, " 


a 


IC 


W. H. Belden, « 


a 


u 


Reub. Belden, " 


a 


a 


Alfred Harris, " 


u 


it 



82 25 
8 75 

19 75 
6 75 

12 75 
5 25 

97 16 



8152 66 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

C. A. Jones, Selectman, 

M. J. Ryan, " 

J. H. Howard, 

C. L. Graves, Assessor, 

John McHugh, Jr., Assessor, 

TV. D. Billings, Assessor, 

W. D. Billings, Town Clerk, and Clerk of 

Board Registrars, 
W. D. Billings, dog warrant, 
W. D. Billings, Recording births, marriages, 

and deaths, 
W. D. Billings, serving town warrants, 
W. D. Billings, notifying town officers, 
W. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, 
H. G. Moore, Collector of Taxes, 
David Billings, School Committee, 
Oscar Belden, " " 

C. M. Barton, " " 

C. K. Morton, Elector under Smith Will, 
Peter McHugh, Election Officer, 
F. H. Bardwell, " 
M. E. Warner, " " 

H. F. Field, Sec'y Joint School Com., 1890, 
John McHugh, Fire Warden, 
R. Billings, Watchman July 4th, 



$50 00 


50 


00 


125 


00 


53 


00 


66 


25 


75 


00 


100 


00 


4 


00 


18 


90 


11 


00 


3 


00 


100 


00 


89 


00 


5 


00 


7 


00 


40 


00 


10 


00 


2 


00 


2 00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 



$818 15 



13 
CONTINGENT. 

H. Shumway, express on books, 1890, $7 85 

H. Shumway, express on books, 1891, 10 75 

C. D. Bardwell, care of Town hall and lawn, 25 75 
Wade, Warner & Co., Town Reports and 

Order book, 36 00 

J. L. Devereau, veterinary, Bradford's cows, 7 00 
M. P. Bradford, burying cows killed by order 

of Selectmen, 5 00 

Strong & Bradford, sawing lumber, 3 20 

W. T. Butler, repair ballot box, 1 50 

A. M. Shaw, edge for road machine, 8 50 

S. W. Kingsley, repairs on school houses, etc., 15 05 

David Laidley, repairs on Town Hall, . 1 00 

. W. D. Billings, copying records, 120 00 

W. D. Billings, cash for ballot box, 65 

W. D. Billings, cash for dog licenses, 1 35 

W. D. Billings, postage, 2 00 

L. A. Tabor, repair clocks, schools, 5 00 

A. M. Peck, returning deaths, 5 75 

A. M. Peck, glass for hearse, 75 

Henry Childs, record book and binding reports, 8 75 

Morris Fitzgibbons, care water trough, 2 50 

C. W. Woolfram, cash for tax bills, 3 15 

E. M. Martin, nails, 1 87 

S. P. Billings, Justice of Peace, State Aid, 3 00 

C. M. Barton, sundries for schools, 15 53 

Mrs. J. Patrick, cleaning school house, 5 00 

Mrs. Vedemyer, " " " 3 75 

Mrs. Mitchel Proulx, " " " 6 00 

Mrs. M. Barry, " " " 2 50 

Mrs. John Smith, " " " 5 00 
Phillip Jubenville, repair highways and school 

house, 4 05 

Oscar Belden, repair school house, 5 10 

G. M. Holmes, " " " roof, 2 50 

E. P. Lyman, " « " 2 30 

L. S. Crafts, " 4 00 



- 14 

Frary Brothers, repair stoves, schools, 12 31 

John Stoddart, labor on school house, 4 00 

J. A. Sullivan, lock for school house, 50 

Joseph Hebert, lumber, 2 70 

M. J. Ryan, spikes, 6 64 

M. Hamel, repairs Ferry road, 14 25 

E. C. Davis, Civil Engineer, 10 38 

E. M. Martin, brooms, etc., schools, 1 38 

L. P. Woodbury, merchandise, schools, 7 06 



-$391 32 



Respectfully, 



J. H. HOWARD, ) Selectmen 
C. A. JONES, \ of Town 
M. J. RYAN, ) of Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the accounts and vouchers of the 
Selectmen, and found them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 



15 

^ PPRCXPRI^TIO JSTS 

For the year ending March 1, 1892. 



Schools, 


$2,000 00 


Music, 


150 00 


School Books and Supplies, 


250 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


1,200 00 


Mill Bridge, 


2,100 00 


Poor, 


1,200 00 


Library, 


250 00 


Cemeteries, 


100 00 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Town Officers, 


900 00 


Interest, 


100 00 


Contingencies, 


500 00 


School House Repairs, 


240 00 







$9,040 00 



LIST OF JURORS. 

F. H. Bardwell, W. H. Belden, 

David Billings, E. F. Cooley, 

S. P. Billings, M. N. Hubbard, 

John J. B re or, H. S. Hubbard, 

M. H. Burke, H. G. Moore, 

Frederick Carl, Dennis McGrath, 

C. H. Crafts, John McHugh, Jr., 

S. S. Dwight, Wm. Ritchmeyer, 

W. H. Dickinson, Frank Saffer, 

C. L. Graves, John Yollanger, 

M. E. Warner. 



16 



Collector's Report. 



In Account with H. G. Moore, Collector. 
Cr. 
By balance uncollected taxes, 1690-91, 
Interest on taxes, 

Dr. 

To cash received, 
Orders of abatement, 

in account with c w. wolfram, collector. 
Cr. 
By assessors warrant, 1891-92, 
Addition to warrant, 
Interest on taxes, 

Dr. 

To cash received, 
Orders of abatement, 
Balance uncollected taxes, 

Summary. 
Cash in Treasury, 
Uncollected Taxes, 
Due from State Aid, 

State Board of Charities, 

C. D. Bardwell, 

Outstanding bills, 

Balance m favor of the Town, $260 49 

I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the Treas- 
urer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 3rd, 1892. 



$1,370 07 

7 70 


$1,377 77 
$1,377 77 

$8,998 47 
$8,998 47 

$410 49 
150 00 


$1,309 45 
68 32 


COLLECTOE 

$8,974 38 

6 00 

18 09 


$8,815 52 

26 95 

156 00 


$117 67 

156 00 

48 00 
48 00 
40 82 





TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Wm. C* Dickinson, Treasurer, in Account with the Town 

of Hatfield. 

Dr. 

To cash received from H. G. Moore, col., 11,309 45 



C. W. Wolfram, col., 


8,815 52 


National Bank Tax, 


2,147 97 


Corporation Tax, 


419 44 


School Fund, 


284 56 


School Supt. District, 


139 57 


Dog Fund, 


127 62 


State Aid, 


48 00 


Sup. of state paupers, 


47 00 


Sale of lumber, 


9 30 


District Court, 


8 00 




$13,356 43 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 



Hampshire Savings Bank, 



u 


u 


« 


u 


ct 


a 


(( 


u 


a 



(17) 



$1,000 


00 




1,000 


00 




1,000 


00 




1,000 


00 




1,000 


00 


$5,000 00 




< 




118,356 43 



18 

Cb. 

By balance due Treasurer from old account, $265 8$ 

Cash paid Selectmen's orders, 

County Tax, 

State Tax, 

Insurance, 

Interest on notes, 

District Court (Larkin case), 

District Court (Casten case), 

State Treasurer, (Avoidupois 
weights,) 



BY CASH PAID ON TEMFOBABY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, $1,000 00 

« ■ " . 1,000 00 

« " " 1,000 00 

« « " 1,000 00 

« " 1,000 00 

— — $5,000 00 

Balance in Treasury, 117 67 

$18,356 43 



0,598 


84 




1,364 


93 




720 


00 




140 


00 




135 


88 




6 


10 




5 


68 




1 


50 


• 


— 


, ( 


112,972 m 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



The vital statistics of the Town of Hatfield, for the year 1891 
are as follows : 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



BIRTH BY MONTHS. 



No. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


5 


3 


2 











I 


1 





3 


2 


1 


. 








1 





1 


3 


1 


2 


1 





1 


4 


3 


1 


1 





1 


2 





2 


2 


1 


1 



Total, 



23 



11 



12 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 

Born in United States, 
Canada, 
Germany, 
Ireland, 
India, 



9 


13 


6 


4 


4 


3 


4 


2 





1 



23 



(19) 



23 



20 
Births for the five previous years : 



886 


1887 


1888 


1889 


1890 


39 


30 


22 


26 


22 



MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

January, - - - - - 1 

February, ------- 1 

March, - ... - . - - -1 

April, ------- 1 

June, - - - - - - - - 2 

September, --____ 1 

October, - - - - - - - 1 

November, - - - - ' - - 2 

December, ------- 1 

Total, 11 

First marriage of both parties, 8 

Second marriage of groom and first marriage of bride, 3 

Age of oldest bride, 46 years 

Age of youngest bride, 22 "• 

Age of oldest groom, 61 " 

Age of youngest groom, 24 " 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



Born in United States, 
Germany, 

11 11 

Number of certificates of marriage issued from this office, 11. 

Marriages for the five previous years : 
1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 

5 6 7 10 8 



Bride. 


Groom 


9 


9 


2 


2 



21 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


4 


2 


2 


1 





1 


4 


4 





1 





1 


1 





1 


2 


2 























3 


3 





2 


2 





2 


1 


1 


3 


1 


2 



Total, 

Under 5 years of age, 
Between 5 and 10 years 
10 and 20, 
20 and 30, 
30 and 40, 
40 and 50, 
50 and 60, 
60 and 70, 
70 and 80, 
80 and 90, 



23 15 8 

No. Males. Females 



3 


2 


1 


1 


1 





1 


1 














2 


1 


1 


1 


1 





4 


3 


1 


2 


2 





3 


2 


1 


6 


2 


4 



23 15 

Age of the oldest person deceased 85 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Born in United States, 
Germany, 
Ireland, 



No. Males. Females. 

17 12 5 

3 2 1 

3 1 2 



23 



15 



8 



22 

Deaths for five previous years. 

1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 

24 20 22 22 22 

Causes of death classified according to the nomenclature 
adopted by the State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Rheumatism, 1 

Measles, 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Phthisis, (Consumption of Lungs) 2 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Pneumonia, 2 

Bronchitis, 2 

Enteritis, 2 

Hemorrhage of Lungs, 1 

Disease Heart, 3 

Disease Liver, 2 

Apoplexy, 1 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Old Age, 4 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Railroad Accident, 2 

23 



23 
DOGS. 

The number of clogs licensed during the year ending Nov. 30th 
1891, with the receipts and settlement of the account with the 
County Treasurer, is as follows . 

RECEIPTS. 

73 Male dogs at $2.00 each, $146 00 

4 Female dogs at $5.00 each, 20 00 

$166 00 



Less fees 77 dogs at 20 cents each, 15 40 



$150 60 
Paid Lewis Warner, County Treasurer, $150 60 

Amount paid the County Treasurer on this account for the 
five previous years : 

1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 

$101.40 $101.40 $122.40 $120.00 $135.00 

There have been recorded in the Town Clerk's office from 
March 1st, 1891, to March, 1892, eight mortgages of personal 
property. All other papers four. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

W. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



IMPORT 



OF THE 



School Committee. 



In accordance with the vote of the town at its last annual 
meeting the committee, at the beginning of the year, ap- 
pointed one of its number to give "special attention to the 
schools." The purchase and distribution of books and sup- 
plies was also given to him, while the employment and dis- 
missal of teachers, the repairs of buildings, the purchase of 
fuel, etc., was retained for the committee as a whole. 

The supervisor's report is as follows: — 

Supervisor's Report 

The schools on the whole have been prosperous. We 
have been fortunate in having fewer changes in our corps of 
teachers than usual, but nearly all the teachers have been 
beginners or but a few terms removed from beginners, while 
none of the older ones on whom we have so much relied re- 

(25) 4 



26 

main. These young teachers however have done good 
work, and their success is appreciated. 

My associates on the committee have given me the fullest 
freedom in my work, and have treated me with uniform 
kindness. 

The care of books and supplies and the very large share of 
the work assigned to the committee at large which has 
fallen to me, has limited more than I wished the time given 
to special school-room work. 

The teachers have uniformly shown me kindness and cour- 
tesy, and suggestions have been received far more cordially 
than I could have anticipated. 

I have made eighty-nine visits to the schools. These 
have been supplemented with a considerable number of 
brief calls made as opportunity offered. Conferences also 
out of school hours have given opportunity for suggestions 
which might otherwise have interrupted school work. 

Five teachers' meetings have been held in which, besides 
general discussion, reading, early written arithmetic, lan- 
guage teaching, and elementary geography have been con- 
sidered. 

A course in early written arithmetic has been prepared 
with the view to make the teaching more strictly inductive. 
In following it, principles and rules are withheld much 
longer than is usual, leaving the pupil to generalize for him- 
self, and to find his own solutions. 

In language-teaching we have aimed to have the leading 
object, not the correction of errors of grammar, capitalization 
and punctuation, but the thought and its expression by the 
pupil. 

Silent reading has been practiced somewhat during the 
past two terms. This consists in allowing pupils to read si- 
lently certain paragraphs, then to state in their own lan- 
guage the substance of what they have read. This reading 
is done at sight, the pupil not being allowed to prepare his 



27 

lesson. By this manner of reading, he is trained to extract 
the meaning from the printed page at sight, to hold it in 
mind, and to express it in ready English. 

These results embrace by far the most useful objects of 
learning to read; still good oral reading is an accomplish- 
ment not to be despised, vocal training is also gained when 
it is well conducted, and above all it gives the teacher ready 
insight into her pupils' deficiencies and enables her to cor- 
rect his errors. 

We have therefore retained the oval reading wholly in the 
first and second reader grades, and for full}' half the time in 
those of the third and fourth. 

Respectfully, 

d M. BARTON. 



28 
SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

Books and Supplies. 

Appropriated, $250 00 

Expended, $254 58 



Expended above appropriation, $4 58 

- Music. 

Appropriated, $150 00 

Paid Thomas Charmbury, $150 00 



STATEMENT OF SCHOOLS, TEACHERS 
EMPLOYED, Etc. 

CENTER — GRAMMAR . 

Hattie E. Haskins, Sj'bel I. Hall. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 17 

Average membership, 19 

Average attendance, 18 

Number of weeks school, 37 
Number of pupils over 15, 
Amount paid as wages, 



1 

$233 



CENTER — PRIMARY. 

Lizzie D. Porter, Grace E. Webber. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 53 

Average membership, 43 

Average attendance, 35 

Number of weeks school, 36 1-5 

Amount paid as wages, $253 



29 /. 

HILL — GEAMMAR. 

Mary J. Breor. 

Number of pupils enrolled, • 26 

Average membership, 18 

Average attendance, 15 

Number of weeks school, 37 

Amount paid as wages, $248 

HILL — PRIMARY. 

Sarah E. Kingsley. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 30 

Average membership, 28 

Average attendance, 25 

Number of pupils under 5, 2 

Number of weeks school, 37 

Amount paid as wages, $236 

WEST HATFIELD — GRAMMAR. 

Nellie A. Carl, Luna Rice. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 19 

Average membership, 18 

Average attendance, 15 

Number of weeks school, 36 1-5 

Amount paid as wages, $249 40 

WEST HATFIELD — PRIMARY. 

Mary E. Pelissier. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 31 

Average membership, 25 

Average attendance, 22 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Amount paid as wages, ,$ 252 



30 




WEST BROOK. 


Carrie C. 


Field. 


Number of pupils enrolled, 




Average membership, 




Average attendance, 




Number of pupils under 5, 




Number of pupils over 15, 




Number of weeks school, 




Amount paid as wages, 





FARMS. 

Lila S. Harrington. 



■& 



34 

30 

25 

1 

1 

87 

$259 



Number of pupils enrolled, 23 

Average membership, 21 

Average attendance, 20 

Number of weeks school, 25 

Amount paid as wages, $245 



SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of persons between 5 and 15 years, 237 

" " " " 8 and 14 years, 138 

Number of pupils between 5 and 15 years, 234 

" « " " 8 and 14 years, 137 

Number of pupils enrolled, 239 

Average membership in all the schools, 202 

Average attendance in all the schools, 175 

Number of pupils over 15 years of age, 2 

Number of pupils under 5 years of age, 3 



$2,000 00 


284 56 


127 62 


139 57 


58 17 



31 

APPROPRIATIONS AND RECEIPTS. 

Appropriated by the Town, 

Received from State Fund, 

Received from Dog Fund, 

Received from State on account of School Supt., 

Balance unexpended last year, 

$2,609 12 

EXPENDITURES CHARGEABLE TO SCHOOL 
MONEY. 

Amount of teachers' wages, 
Expended for fuel, 
Expended for care of houses, 
Expended for charts, 



Balance of school money unexpended, 

OSCAR BELDEN, 
DAVID BILLINGS, 
C. M. BARTON, 



$1,975 


80 


237 


95 


123 45 


30 


00 


$2,367 


20 


$241 


92 


Committee 





ANNUAL REPORTS 



-OF- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Towr? of J-latfield, 



For tl?e Year Etydirjg f[\are\) 1, 1893. 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS.: 

WADE & DANIELS, Printers. 
1893. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN 
MEETING MARCH 20, 1893. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. — To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of board of School Committee for three years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith, Esq. 

Art. 4. — To receive and accept the list of Jurors. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer, 
School Committee and Supervisor of Schools, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. —To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. — To take action in relation to the maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. — To see what action the town will take in relation 
to prompt payment of taxes . 

Art. 10. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library, and choose a committee for the 
same. 

Art. 11. — To take action in relation to support of the poor 
for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

3 



Art. 13.— To vote by ballot, " Yes," or " No," on the 
question. " Shall licenses be granted for the sale of intox- 
icating liquors in this town for the ensuing year ?" 

Art. 14. — To see if the town will employ a Teacher of 
Music in the public schools. 

Art. 15. — To see if the town will accept the provisions of 
Chap, 431 of the Acts of 1888, relative to the employment 
of a Superintendent of Schools, and make an appropria- 
tion therefor. 

Art. 16.— To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the care of cemeteries. 

Art. 17. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for Special repairs of School Houses. 

Art. 18. — To hear the reports of the Committee on Memo- 
rial building, and act thereon. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield : 

Your Selectmen submit the following report of the ex. 
penses of the Town for the year ending March 1st, 1893. 

OLD BILLS. 

M. J. Proulx, labor on highway, 1891, $27 48 

George Saffer, " " 1891, 1 50 

C. A. Jones, " " 1891, 11 50 

Alfred Harris, " " 1891, 4 00 

J. H. Howard, Goods to Remillard family, 14 12 

Groceries to Anna Cotz, 16 29 

Cash railroad fare L. Wheeler, 1 00 

Cash railroad fare P. Carter, 3 50 

Crackers to tramps, 77 

Shoes, etc, H. Strong, 4 75 

Goods, S. Volanger, 2 98 

E. E. Davis, civil engineer, looking up records, 3 00 

M. H. Burke, painting, etc. Cen. school house, 120 00 

|210 89 

5 



6 

POOR. 

We have the following persons boarding in families 

Michael Ryan, aged 85, at $2.00 per week. 
Patrick Russell, aged 66, at $2.75 per week. 
Sidonie Volanger, aged 80, at $2.50 per week. 
Lettie Wheeler, aged 13, at $2.00 per week. 
Cora Remillard, aged 9, at $2.00 per week. 

At the Northampton Lunatic Hospital. 

A. M. Richmond, aged 61, at $3.25. 
F. L. Mosher, aged 30, at $3.25. 

POOR EXPENDITURES. . 

J. D. Seymour, M. D., attendance C. Morton, $3 00 

W. W. Field, board and care of C. Morton, 23 75 

N. H. Lunatic Hospital, board C. Morton, 6 96 

R. E. Edwards, casket, etc., for C. Morton, 18 50 

A. M. Peck,, burial of C. Morton, 6 00 

Jared Remington, care tramps, 1 00 

N. H. Lun. Hospital, board A. M. Richmond, 169 92 

" « F. L. Mosher, 169 92 

" " " " James Murray, 26 47 

F. C.Dugal, board P. Russell, 108 55 

Lewis Murray, Jr., board P. Russell, 24 75 

George E. Searle, board H. Strong, 117 00 

H. F. Pomeroy, casket, etc., H. Strong, 14 50 

F. Kleasner, digging grave for H. Strong, 2 00 

M. M. French, clothing for H. Strong, 1 50 

J. A. Loomis, medicine for H. Strong, 3 70 

F. C. Greene, med. attendance H. Strong, 3 00 

A. M. Peck, burial H. Strong, 3 50 

Theodore Baggs, keeping tramps, • 59 00 

John Deinline, board S. Volanger, 130 36 

John Karen, board M. Ryan, 104 00 
S. W. Houghton, clothing and board Lettie 

Wheeler, 100 05 



Francis Remillard, board of Cora Remillard, $10 00 

Joseph Baker, " " " 55 57 

W. J. Lyons, meat to Barber family, 5 09 

M. J. Ryan, groceries- " " 18 01 

Mrs. N. R. Larkin, rent for Barber family, 3 75 
C. M. Barton, M. D., attendance Barber family, 12 00 

H. S. Shumway, wood Barber family, 2 66 
City of Northampton, aid to Danl Doolan and 

wife, 53 00 

A. M. Peck, burial H. Wheeler, 4 50 

C. M. Barton, M. D., attendance R. Wheeler, 3 00 

" " " medicine, P. Russell, 50 

« « " S. Vollanger, 25 

J. H. Howard, groceries to Anna Cotz, 16 97 

« " shoes and clothing, J. Shea, 10 89 

« " shoes, P. Russell, 1 50 

« " shoes and hose, C. Remillard, 1 50 

" " slippers, S. Vollanger, 62 

« " shoes, L. Wheeler, 1 65 



Paid by state, Barber family, $41 51 

Paid by state, Daniel Doolan, 16 00 



$57 51 





STATE AID. 




Mrs. E. Covill, 




$24 00 


Mrs. M. Anderson, 


SCHOOLS. 


24 00 






Sybil J. Hall, 


teaching > 


$259 00 


Grace E. Webber, 


cc 


259 00 


Mary J. Breor, 


(t 


252 00 


Sarah E. Kingsley, 


cc 


252 00 


Mary C. Pelissier, 


CC 


258 50 


Luna Rice, 


cc 


77 00 


Lizzie E. Ryan, 


cc 


258 50 



$1,299 89 



$48 00 



Lila S. Harrington, teaching, 
Clara A. Dana, " 

C. D. Bard well, janitor, 
Hattie Smith, sweeping, 
Lida Kingsley, 

Mrs. Vedemeyer, " and fires, 
Mrs. M. Barry, 
John Stoddard, 
Clara Harris, 
Harry Marsh, 
Harman Fyrberg, 
Willie Cutler, 
Frank Howard, 
Mosher Swift, 
Mrs. John Smith, sweeping and fires, 
Nellie Barry, " 

Willie Barry, « « 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 

F. G. Bardwell, wood, 

A. L. Strong, " 

R. T. Morton, " 

Oscar Belden, 

Martin Coly, 

D. C. Barry, 
S. S. Dwight, coal, 

E. M. Martin, " 



cash for sawing wood, 



265 


50 


181 


50 


37 


50 


7 


50 


18 


50 


11 


50 


6 


60 


5 


50 


3 


60 


2 


50 


7 


00 


3 


00 


10 


00 


7 


15 


17 


25 


3 


90 


3 


90 


27 


52 


11 


00 


15 


00 


19 00 


4 


00 


9 


00 


2 


25 


121 


24 


42 


54 



$2,459.95 



MUSIC. 

Thos. Charmbury, $150 00 

SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 



Milton Bradley Co., 
G. S. Perry, 
Prang Educational Co., 
Judge Bros. & Co., 



supplies, 



$14 35 

11 70 

9 60 

, 6 89 



26 39 




12 69 




134 30 




2 66 






$248 50 



American Book Co., books, $29 92 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., " 

G. F. King & Merrill, supplies, 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books and " 

C M. Barton, cash for books, 

SUPERVISION OF SCHOOLS. 

C. M. Barton, $160 00 

SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. Hill District. 

E. P. Lyman, labor, $20 75 
C. E. Rhoades, " 2 70 

F. J. Saffer, « . 5 37 
Shumway & Riley, furnaces and labor, 190 59 
Winchester Furniture Co. seats, 218 49 
Conn. R. R. R. Co., freight, 6 41 



LIBRARY. 

Rev. R. M. Woods, book, $3 50 

G. H. Walker & Co., atlas, 15 00 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 145 03 

H. H. Carter & Co., " 27 20 

W. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 10 00 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 50 00 



$444 31 



$250 73 



MEMORIAL DAY. 

C. S. Shattuck, $50 00 

MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

D. P. & Chloe Morton, $517 50 
W. H. Dickinson Ch. Committee, 250 00 

$767 50 



10 
HILL BRIDGE AND RAILING. 

R. F. Hawkins, $1,025 00 

John Kiley, labor, 2 00 



$1,027 00 



PLANK AND LUMBER FOR BRIDGES. 



Conn. River Lumber Co., lumber, 


$10 00 




A. L. Strong, plank, 


82 60 




Alfred Harris, plank, 


69 40 




H. Shumway, lumber and plank, 


70 96 




F. T. Vining, posts and railing, 


3 50 


$236 46 



BRIDGE AND^ABUTMENTS, Old Depot Road. 



Michael Boyle, labor, 

John Stoddard, " 

John May, " 

John Kiley, 

George Yolanger, " 

Thomas McGrath, " 

Dennis McGrath, " 

Fred Kleasner, " 

George Steingleine " 

Peter Saffer, 

John & J. L. Sheehan " 

George Bitner, labor and stone, 

Henry Volanger, labor and team, 

H. Shumway, labor and team, 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, 

Porter Mach Works, bolts and sharp drills, 

John Landy, derrick, 

L. P. Woodbury, powder, 



$9 00 


32 


50 


10 50 


32 


50 


7 


50 


9 


38 


5 


63 


14 


25 


17 


88 


6 


! » 


47 


25 


6 


25 


35 


38 


75 


28 


19 


60 


2 90 


15 


00 


2 42 



$349 22 



$1 


50 


32 


06 


1 


80 


1 


50 


1 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


00 


4 


00 


5 


25 



11 

BANK AND DRAIN near L. H. Kingsley's. 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, 

N. H. Water Commissioners, iron pipe, 

Shumway & Riley, tile, 

C. E. Clapp, iron grates, 

John Smith, labor, 

William Barnes, labor, 

John Kiley, labor, 

A. H. Graves, team and labor, 

B. M. Warner, team and labor, 
John McHugh, Jr., team and labor, 

$60 61 

HIGHWAYS, SPECIAL REPAIRS. 

Michael Boyd, team and labor, 
M. E. Warner, 

B. M. Warner, 
A. H. Graves, 
Lewis Raboin, 
H. Shumway, 
E. S. Warner, team, labor and soil, 

C. E. Kingsley, labor, 

C. E. Rhoades, labor, 
M. Hammel, labor, Ferry road, 

$156 63 

West Hatfield District, C. W. Wade, Surveyor. 
Ordinary repairs and hardening Saw Mill Road. 

Arthur Howard, labor, 

D. B. Curtis, « 
Fred Kleasner, " 
William Casten, " 
J. A. Cutter, labor and team, 
A. L. Strong, « " 
C. W. Wade, " " 



$7 


00 


16 


50 


16 


75 


10 


cO 


8 


75 


45 


00 


33 


38 


4 


50 


4 


50 


9 


75 



$3 00 




7 89 




3 38 




6 75 




12 54 




10 50 




112 68 






$156 74 



12 

Hill District, P. McGlynn, Surveyor. 

John May, labor, $4 50 

John Steingleine, labor, 4 50 

H. Shunrway, team and labor, 150 00 



$159 00 
Center District, P. McGlynn, Surveyor. 

D. W. Wells, team and labor, $10 50 
H. Shumway, team and labor, 113 44 

___ i23 94 

North Center District, F. Carl, Surveyor. 

J. B. Ryan, labor, $5 00 

E. Brainard, " 1 75 
John Karen, " 1 50 
James Breor, " 3 75 
M. J. Proulx, team and labor, 3 50 
W. H. Dickinson, team and labor, 7 00 

F. Carl, team and labor, 55 75 



78 25 



Farms District, O. S. Graves, Surveyor. 



Alfred Harris, 


labor, 


$8 50 


E. F. Cooley, 


44 


11 00 


H. G. Moore, 


U 


21 75 


O. S. Graves, 


U 


45 18 


E. W. Field, 


" and soil, 


8 00 



94 43 
West Brook District, Willis Holden, Surveyor. 

C. Murphy, labor, 

Charles Potter, team and labor, 

L. S. Crafts, 

G. M. Donelson, " " 

Willis Holden, 

127 20 



$9 30 


15 75 


30 80 


16 35 


55 00 



13 



OFFICERS. 




C. A. Jones, selectman, 


$50 00 


M.J.Ryan, 


50 00 


J. H. Howard, 


125 00 


C. W. Wolfram, collector, 


99 50 


H. R. Graves, assessor, 


65 00 


W. D. Billings, " 


75 00 


L. H. Kingsley, " and copying book, 


78 75 


W. C. Dickinson, treasurer, 


100 00 


W. D. Billings, town clerk and clerk of board 




of registrars, 


110 00 


W. D. Billings, serving town warrants, 


12 00 


« " " dog " 


5 00 


" " notifying town officers, 


.2 00 


" " recording marriages, births and 




deaths, 


28 45 


C. M. Barton, school committee, 


40 00 


Wm. Ritchmeyer, election officer, 


2 00 


Roswell Billings, 


2 00 


F. K. Porter, 


2 00 


T. J. Ryan, 


2 00 


Dennis McGrath, " " 


' 2 00 


C. K. Morton, elector, 


10 00 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

C. D. Bard well, care of town hall and lawn, $21 00 

Wade & Daniels, town reports, 27 07 

R. E. Edwards, chair for town hall, 6 50 

Wm. Orman, watchman at Cahill's, 2 00 

P. J. Whalen, « " 2 00 

David Fitzgerald, " " 2 00 

F. H. Brown, tax bills, 3 50 

L. S. Crafts, care of water trough 1891— -'92, 10 00 

Secretary of Commonwealth book, 1 25 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., books and stationery 

for assessors, 10 72 



$860 70 



14 

W. D. Billings, cash for book and dog licenses, 
" " copying records, 

" " cash for valuation book, 

" " cash postage, 

Wade & Daniels, order book, 
Mrs. M. Proulx clean school room, 
Mrs. John Smith, " " " 

Mrs. Jos. Patrick, " " " 

L. A. Taber, clock and repairs, schools, 
A. M. Peck, returning deaths, 
Morris Fitzgibbon, care water trough, 
City of Northampton, aid to Peter Carter, 
M. R. Warren, collector's book, 
P. H. Chew, binding record book, 
M. H. Burke, setting glass school houses and 

town hall, 
S. P. Billings, justice of the peace, state aid, 
A. L. Strong, lumber school House, 
R. R. Finn, cash for Mdse. for schools, 
Meekins & Packard, ' " " 

A. McCallum & Co., " " " 
E. M. Martin, brooms etc., " " 
L. P. Woodbury, dusters, " " 
Shumway & Riley, repairs on stoves, schools, 
Eames & Sprague, repairs for stoves, 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., book for Town., 
J. L. Devereau, Veterinary at E. S. Warner's 
H. Shumway, express on books and hauling seats, 14 

C. M. Barton, cash for supplies, 

E. P. Hall & Co., lumber for school houses, 

F. J. Saffer, labor on school houses, 
Willis Holden, labor on school house and yard, 
M. J. Ryan, spikes, brooms, etc., 
Frary Bros, repairs on stoves, 

D. C. Barry, repairs on school house, 
J. H. Howard, brooms &c, schools, 

" " kerosene oil, Town hall, 

" " spikes, 



$4 


35 


80 


00 


10 


00 


2 


00 


4 


50 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


9 


50 


10 


00 


2 


50 


11 


78 


1 


75 


5 


50 


12 


10 


3 


00 


1 


50 


6 


07 


14 


75 


2 


93 


2 


41 


2 


00 


5 


15 


2 


55 


1 


88 


2 


50 


14 


20 


6 


95 


10 


71 


7 


90 


7 


50 


11 


12 


10 


66 


1 


25 


5 


74 


1 


25 


1 


05 



15 

J. H. Howard, Selectmen's book and stationery $10 51 
" «< Cash to Register of Deeds, 50 

" " cash to Justice of Peace, 50 

$389 60 



Respectfully, 



J. H. HOWARD, ) Selectmen 
M. J. RYAN, y of Town 

C. A. JONES, ) of Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the acccounts and vouchers of the 
Selectmen, and found them correct. 

E. B. Dickinson, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 8, 1893. 



16 
APPROPRIATIONS 

For the Year Ending March 1, 1893. 



Schools, 


$1,800 00 


Music, 


150 00 


School Books and Supplies, 


250 00 


Poor, 


1,200 00 


Library, 


250 00 


Cemeteries, 


100 00 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Memorial Building, 


1,000 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


1,400 00 


Iron Bridges, 


1,000 00 


School House Repairs, 


425 00 


Officers, 


900 00 


Interest, 


100 00 


Contingencies, 


500 00 







$9,125 00 



LIST OF JUI^OHS. 



W. H. Belden, 
Reuben Belden, 
David Billings, 
S. P. Billings, 
S. F. Billings, Jr., 
M. H. Burke, 
Frederick Carl, 
C. H. Crafts, 
W. C. Dickinson, 
C. L. Graves, 



M.N.Hubbard, 
H. S. Hubbard, 
W. B. Langdon, 
John McHugh, Jr. 
Dennis McGrath, 
H. G. Moore, 
F. J. Saffer, 
John Slattery, 
A. L. Strong, 
John Vollanger, 



C. W. Wade. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Wm. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, in Account with the Town 

of Hatfield. 



Cr. 



By Cash paid Selectmen's orders, 


19,909 55 


County Tax, 


1,648 99 


State Tax, 


805 00 


Interest on Notes, 


149 56 


District Court, 


26 02 




$12,539 12 



BY CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 



Hampshire Savings Bank, 



$1,000 00 




1,000 


00 




1,000 


00 




1,000 


00 




1,000 


00 




500 


00 




._ __ 




$5,500 00 




1 




18,039 12 



17 



18 



Dr. 



To balance from old account, 


$117 67 


To Cash received from R. R. Finn, Col., $8,647 02 


Nat. Bank Tax, 2,048 30 


Corporation Tax, 


349 50 


School Fund, 


334 64 


C. W. Wolfram, Col., 


154 39 


Dog Fund, 


91 67 


Tuition, 


80 75 


State Aid, 


48 00 


Sup. of State Paupers 


48 00 


Contagious Diseases, ex- 




pense of, 


41 51 


Lumber and cement, 


34 91 


Memorial Day appro., 


10 00 




$11,888 69 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 



Hampshire Savings Bank, 



Balance due the Treasurer, 



1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






500 


00 


85,500 


00 










i 


$532 


76 




tt8,039 


12 



in account with c. w. woleram, collector. 
Cr. 



By balance uncollected taxes, 1891-92, $156 00 

Interest on taxes, 2 39 



$158 39 



19 



Dr. 
To cash received, $154 39 

Order of abatement, 4 00 



$158 39 



in account with r. r. finn, collector. 
Cr. 



Bv Assessors Warrant, 1892-93. 


89,071 92 




Addition to warrant, 




12 90 


9,084 82 








Dr. 






To cash received, 




$8,647 02 




Orders of abatement, 




9 00 




Balance uncollected taxes, 




428 80 


$9,084 82 








SUMMARY. 






Uncollected taxes, 




$428 80 




Due from State Aid, 




48 00 




C. D. Bardwell, 




43 26 




State Board of Charities, 


16 00 










$536 06 
532 76 


Due the Treasurer, 







Balance in favor of the town, $3 30 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the Treas- 
urer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 8, 1893. 



Town Clerk's Report. 



The vital statistics of the Town of Hatfield for the year 1892> 
are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


3 


3 





4 


4 





2 


1 


1 


6 


3 


3 


2 


1 


1 


3 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


3 


2 


1 


2 


2 





2 


1 


1 


2 





2 


2 


1 


1 



33 



21 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 

Father. 

Born in United States, 21 

Germany, 7 

Canada, 2 

England, 1 

Ireland, 1 

Poland, 1 



12 



Mother, 
23 
7 
1 

1 

1 



20 



33 



33 



21 
Births for the five previous years : 



887 


1888 


1889 


1890 


1891 


30 


22 


26 


22 


24 



MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

April, - 1 

May, ------ 1 

June, - \ - 3 

September, ----- 3 

October, - - - 3 

November, - - - - - 2 

Total, 13 

First marriage of both parties, 12 

Third marriage of groom, first of bride, 1 

Age of oldest bride, 37 years 

Age of youngest bride, (2) 18 " 

Age of oldest groom, (2) 40 " 

Age of youngest groom, (2) 20 " 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



Born in United States, 
Germany, 
Canada, 

13 13 

Average age of brides, 24 years, 

Average age of grooms, 27 years. 

Number of certificates of marriage issued from this office, 14. 

Marriages for the five previous years : 



ride. 


Groom 


11 


11 


2 


1 




1 



387 


1888 


1889 


1890 


1891 


6 


7 


10 


8 


11 



22 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



Under 5 years of age, 
Between 5 and 10 years, 
10 and 20, 
20 and 30, 
30 and 40, 
40 and 50, 
50 and 60, 
60 and 70, 
70 and 80, 
80 and 90, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


5 


1 


4 


3 


1 


2 


2 


2 





4 


3 


1 


5 


2 


3 


3 


2 


1 


1 





1 


2 


2 





6 


4 


2 


4 


4 





5 


2 


3 



40 



23 



17 



No. Males. Females. 



8 


6 


2 


3 


2 


1 


2 





2 


3 


2 


1 











7 


5 


2 


2 


1 


1 


3 


1 


2 


7 


4 


3 


5 


2 


3 



40 



23 



Total, 

Average of persons deceased 43 years. 

Age of the oldest person deceased 89 years, 11 months. 



17 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Born in United States, 
Ireland, 
Germany, 



No. 


Males. 


Females 


33 


20 


13 


4 


1 


3 


3 


2 


1 


40 


23 


17 



23 






Deaths for the five previous years : 






887 1888 1889 


1890 


1891 


20 22 22 


22 


23 



Causes of death classified according to the nomenclature 
adopted by the State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Diphtheria, 3 

La Grippe, 2 

Influenza, 1 

Septicaemia, 1 

Erysipelas, 1 

Scarlet Fever, 1 

Typho Malarial Fever, 2 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Phthisis, (Consumption of Lungs) 6 

Tubercular Meningetis, 1 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Paralysis, . 3 

Convulsions, 3 

Disease Heart, 1 

Disease Brain, 2 

Disease Liver, 2 

Disease Kidneys, 

Nervous Prostration, 

Hemorrhage Bowels, 

Hyarothorax, 

Peritonitis, 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Old Age, 2 

Infantile Debility, 1 

Still Born, 1 



24 



VIOLENT DEATHS. 



Wounds by a bullet shot from a pistol, 
Railroad Accident, 



40 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Mrs. Margaret Fitzgibbon, 
Mrs. Clara Barton, 
Mary J. Nolan, 
Henry D wight, 
Mrs. Bridget Nolan, 
Mrs. Mary Ryan, 
Charles D. Bartlett, 
Miss Abby H. Dickinson, 
Charles Morton, 
Hosea D. Wheeler, 
Lewis Vollinger, 
Edward Lovett, 
Mrs. Bethiah D. Packard, 
Charles O. Wells, 
Elizabeth A. Welch, 
Joseph Connery, 
Miss Theodosia Frary, 
Miss Carrie M. Allair, 
George W. Graves, 

Horatio Strong. 



Peter J. Leary, 
Mrs. Ann Larkin, 
Matthew J. O'Dea, 
Mrs. Sarah E. Howard, 
Solomon Mosher, 
George B. Snow, 
Henry F. Bardwell, 
Alan F. Wood, 
Peter L. Levitre, 
Mrs. Angeline Pease, 
Miss Elizabeth Wells, 
Charles Boyle, 
Dexter Jones, 
Michael B. Davis, 
Andrew Hilbert, 
Miss Edith E. Strong, 
Julia Kiely, 
Philip Carl, 
Mrs. Minnie Carl, 



25 
DOGS. 

The number of Dogs licensed during the year ending Nov. 30, 
1892, with the receipts and settlement of the account with the 
County Treasurer, is as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 

72 Male Dogs, at $2.00 each, 1144 00 

3 Female Dogs, at $5.00 each, 15 00 

$159 00 

Less fees, 75 dogs, at 20 cents each, 15 00 

$144 00 
Paid Lewis Warner County Treasurer, 144 00 

Amount paid the County Treasurer on this account for the five 
previous years : 

1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 

$101.40 $122.40 $120.00 $135.00 $150.60 

There have been recorded in the Town Clerk's office from 
March 1st, 1892, to March 1st, 1893, twelve mortgages of perso- 
nal property. All other papers three. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

W. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL* COMMITTEE. 



Following the plan pursued last year the School Commit- 
tee appointed one of their number to have direct charge of 
the schools, and to purchase and distribute books and sup- 
plies. The employment and dismissal of teachers, the 
repairs of buildings, the purchase of fuel, etc., were retained 
for the committee as a whole. 

SUPERVISOR'S REPORT. 

We have been fortunate this year, as last, in having but 
few changes in our corps of teachers. But one change was 
made at the beginning of the year, and one only during the 
year. 

In this connection the question of teachers' wages arises. 
The selection of a teacher must usually be a venture. Many 
of them must be wholly untried when we take them. To 
retain those who are really competent becomes an important 
matter. Our town offers little, perhaps nothing, in the way 

27 



28 

of wages better than the farming towns of this and adjoining 
counties. While we cannot compete with the large towns 
and cities I believe some advance in our present rate of wa- 
ges would here and there secure or retain for us a valuable 
teacher which otherwise we might lose. 

As regards school room work, we have attempted to 
place drawing on its true basis, and to have given to it the 
time and attention the statutes contemplate. To give to it 
the educational and practical advantages the Board of Edu- 
cation desires, has been no easy task for our teachers. A 
visit from Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Bailey, with several sub- 
sequent ones from Mr. Sargent, has been of much value, but 
most of their directions have had to be culled fr©m manuals. 
The instructions, with one exception, of those who have had 
training in drawing, has served them but little purpose. 

I think the teachers unanimously desire some reliable in- 
struction, and it is to be hoped a way of securing it will be 
provided the coming year. Some addition to the teacher's 
salaries, with the stipulation that they should employ an in- 
structor for themselves, would probably effect the purpose. 
The committee might then readily insist that thereafter all 
incoming teachers should be qualified to teach drawing in 
the proper way. 

The preliminary course in written arithmetic, introduced 
last year, has been followed. Discarding text books at first, 
the teacher has made or selected examples and problems ; 
thus using her own judgment as to the capacity of her class, 
and adapting their work accordingly. Again no attempt 
has been made to teach subjects systematically, or to com- 
plete them, and the teacher has thus been left free to take 
only such parts as she judged would be handled by her class 
with success; using in most cases only examples and prob- 
lems which could be reduced or solved without the use of 
something previously demonstrated, she has not often been 
obliged to teach anything because it was necessary to the fur- 



29 

ther progress of the pupil. In this way the capacity of the 
pupil has been the guide to the selection of work. 

So far the plan seems to give good results. Teachers who 
have succeeded have made the arithmetical subjects more 
fully their own than they otherwise would, while the pupils 
put in the way of the original investigator has learned to be 
alert, inventive and self-reliant. It is but fair to say, how- 
ever, that the skill in teaching shown in many cases would 
have gained success with any plan, even a poor one. 

After a few terms of such work, classes are instructed 
rigidly in the text books, where they gain the advantage of 
systematically arranged subjects, skillfully constructed 
problems and exact definitions. 

Considerable in the line of geography which was planned 
for this year has been omitted, partly to give more time to 
drawing, Several of the teachers have found time, how- 
ever, to do a commendable amount of work in this direction. 

Silent reading has been continued and for the most part 
with good results. 

The new heating and ventilating apparatus on the Hill 
seems to do its work well. Heat is distributed quite evenly 
over the rooms and the ventilating chimneys draw vigor- 
ously. There have been some failures to heat the rooms and 
especially to get them warm in season in the morning. I 
have given some attention to the fires, and I am convinced 
that if we were justified in going to the expense of hiring a 
competent man to run them, little fault could fairly be 
found with the heating of the rooms. 

Something will have to be done for the lower room at 
West Hatfield in the way of increased facilities for heating. 
A jacketed stove like those on the Hill, or a small portable 
furnace like those at the Center, seems desirable*. A ventil- 
ating chimney would have to be built and it should be large 
enough for the purposes of both upper and lower rooms. 
I think the upper room could be heated from the same fur- 
nace a« the lower one and thus avoid rearranging seats and 
platform there, and save constructing another fresh air flue 
which cuuld not be had in the upper room without running 
it through the lower one. 

Respectfully, 

C. M. BARTON. 





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Appropriated for music. 

Expended, paid Thomas Charmbury. 

Appropriated for text book and supplies. 

Expended. 

Balance unexpended, 

APPROPRIATIONS AND RECEIP 

Appropriated by the town, 
Received from state fund, 
Dog fund. 
Tuitions from Northampton, 

Balance unexpended last year. 



6150 


00 


150 


00 


250 


00 


248 49 


1 51 


61,800 


00 


334 64 


91 


67 


80 


75 


241 


92 


62.548 


98 



EXPENDITURES CHARGEABLE TO SCHOOL 
MONEY. 



Amount of teachers' wages. 
Expended for fuel, 
Expended for care of houses, 
Expended for reference books, 



Balance of school money unexpended, 680 03 

DAVID BILLINGS, ) 

C. M. BARTON. J Com. 

R. R. FINN. \ 



62,063 


00 


224 


03 


164 40 


27 


52 


62.468 


95 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Town of Hatfield, 



For the Year Ending March 1, 1894. 



KOETHAMPTON, MASS,: 
WADE & DANIELS, Pbinteks* 
1894. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN 
MEETING MARCH 19, 1894. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. — To choose all necessary town officers, includ- 
ing one member of the School Committee for three years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the 
late Oliver Smith, Esq. 

Art. 4. — To receive and accept the .list of jurors. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer 
School Committee and Supervisor of Schools and act 
thereon. 

Art. 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. — To take action in relation to raising money to de- 
fray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. — To take action in relation to the maintenance and 
repairs of highways anoTbridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. — To see what action the town will take in relation 
to prompt payment of taxes. 

Art. 10.*— To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library and choose a committee for the 
same. 

Art. 11.— To take action in relation to support of the poor 
for the ensuing year. 

(3) 



Art. 12. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 13. — To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" on the question 
"Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this town for the ensuing year." 

Art. 14. — To see if the town will employ a teacher of music 
in the public schools. 

Art. 15. — To see if the Town will accept the provisions of 
Chap. 431 of the Acts of 1888 relative to the employment 
of a Superintendent of Schools and make an appropriation 
therefor. 

Art. 16. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the care of cemeteries. 

Art. 17. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs- on School Houses. 

Art. 18. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for repairs on Union Hall. 

Art. 19. — To see if the Town will take action in regard to 
the salaries of Town Officials. 

Art. 20. — To hear the report of the Memorial building 
committee and act thereon. 

Art. 21. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for interior furnishings for the Memorial building and 
take action relating to the same. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield : 

Your Selectmen submit the following report, of the expenses 
of the Town for the year ending March 1, 189$. 

OLD BILLS. 

John Batzold, labor on highway, 1892, $3 00 

John Steele, " N " 1892, 3 00 

M. J. Prouhc, " « 1892,. 6 50 

E. C. Waite, seive and paper for schools, 50 

E. M. Martin, for school, 3 60 
John May, labor on highway, 1 50 
David Billings, school committee, 10 00 
C. W. Wade, labor on highway, 1892, 12 00 
M. P. Bradford, « « 1892, 14 00 
Arthur Howard « " 1892, 4 50 
C.B.Dickinson" « 1892, 1155 

F. G. Bardwell, sawing wood, schools, 5 92 5 2 00 
C. D. Bardwell, janitor town hall, '92, 29 00 
Willis Holden, lafoor oh highway, '92, 22 13 

G. W. Anderson, « " '92, 3 30 
L. S. Crafts, « « '92, 6 87 

0. S. Graves, " « '92, 20 63 » 

1. R*. Clark, glass and putty for sch. house, '92, 2 00 
S. P. Billings, services as moderator, 10 00 

(5) 



6 



H. Shumway, ex. on library books, '92, 

F. Carl, labor on highway, '92, 

W. W. Langdon, labor on highway, '92, 

W. E. Boyle, <; « '92, 

J. Mullins, labor and loam, '92, 

Wm. C. Dickinson, labor on highway, '92, 

S. W. Kingsley, repairs on school houses, '92, 

J. H. Howard, spikes for highway, Oct. Town 

Hall, Library, 
Charles Potter, loam, 

POOR. 



$8 


10 


5 


50 


5 


00 


3 


00 


4 


50 


2 


00. 


9 


20 


n 
10 


86 


6 


00 



$220 24 



We have the following named persons boarding in families 

Patrick Russell, aged 67, at $2.75 per week. 
Lettie Wheeler, aged 14, at $2.00 per week. 
Cora Remillard, aged 13, at $6.00 per month. 
Maud Remillard, aged 10, at $6.00 per month. 

■ $ Northampton Alms House : 

Sidonie Vallinger, aged 81, at $2.75 per week. 

At the Northampton Lunatic Hospital. 

A. M. Richmond, aged 62, at $3.25 per week. 
F. L. Mosher, aged 31, at $3.25 per week. 
James Murray, aged 24, at $3.25 per week. 
Theodore Sykes, aged 48, at $3.25 per week. 

POOR EXPENDITURES. 

N. H. L. Hospital, board A. M. Richmond, $169 46 

board F. L. Mosher, 169 46 

Joseph Baker, board of Maud Remilliard, 85 00 

Adelle Allair, board of " " . 12 00 

Peter Aubrey, Jr., board of Cora Remilliard, 59 20 

S. W. Houghton, board of Lettie Wheeler, 104 00 
" " clothes for Lettie Wheeler, 5 03 

Lewis Murray, Jr., board Patrick Russell, 143 00 



John Deinline, board Sidonie Vollinger, $125 00 

Jared Remington, care of tramps, 3 75 

L. H. Kingsley, taking M. Ryan to North amp'n 1 00 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid for clothes and car fare, 

J. Shea, 15 00 

W. J. Lyons, meat for G. Smith, 15 56 

W. J. Lyons, meat for Anna Catey, 13 72 

T. Baggs, keeping tramps, 23 00 

R. E. Edwards, casket, etc., R. Wheeler, 19 50 

A. M. Peck, burial R. Wheeler, 4 50 

J. E. Lambie & Co., goods Maud Remillard, 8 38 

Strong & Bradford, wood for G. Smith, 6 00 

" " wood for tramp house, 3 00 

Joseph Patrick, care tramp house, 12 25 

J. H. Howard, shoes for Anna COty, 115 

« " " Sidonie Vollinger, 62 

Town of Westborough, aid to Fran. Remilliard, 10 00 

Cecil S. Cutler, med. at. Cora ■«■ 2 50 

M. J. Ryan, goods to J. Shea, 6 65 

care of Maud Remillard, 7 30 

« Cora Remillard, 11 18 

" George Smith, 15 15 

« Anna Coty, 14 53 

crackers and blankets to tramp house, 6 41 

F. F. Guilford, board of Sidonie Vollinger, 5 50 



STATE AID. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Coville, $20 00 

Mrs. M. N. Anderson, 24 00 



SCHOOLS. 

Sybil J. Hall, Teaching, $80 00 

Grace E. Webber, " 288 00 

Mary J. Brear, « 288 00 

Sarah E. Kingsley, " 288 00 

Mabel Marsh, . « _ 240 00 



$1,079 80 



$44 00 



8 



Lizzie E. Ryan, Teaching, 
Mary E. Pelissier, " 

Lila S. Harrington, " 

Margaret Allair, " 

Mattie Bardwell, " 

S. S. D wight, coal, 

E. C. Waite, ** 

Strong & Bradford, wood, 

D. C. Barry, sawing " 

Hattie Smith, sweeping, 

C. D. Bardwell, care of fires, 
Lyda A. Kingsley, sweeping, 
Harman Fyrberg, fires, 
Harry Marsh, " 

Nellie Barry, sweeping, 

Anna Wolfram, " 

Arthur Jubenville, fires, 
Martin Coly, sawing wood, 
R. R. Finn, cash paid to janitor, 
Robert L. Belden, fires, 
Clara Harris, sweeping, 
John Stoddard, fires, 
John Dea, " 

Annie Sperber, sweeping, 
J. H. Howard, brooms, etc., 

F. A. Crafts, sawing wood, 

M. J. Ryan, brooms, pail and cup, 
Richard T. Martin, wood, 
Michael Barry, sawing wood, 
Mrs. John Smith, care of fires, 

D. Kingsley, " " 
Robert Bardwell, « " 
Katie Merrick, sweeping, 
Francis Bardwell, wood, 
Willie Barry, care of fires, 



$288 00 


288 00 


88 00 


169 00 


150 00 


219 30 


45 32 


21 00 


2 50 


5 00 


7 00 


18 00 


3 75 


2 64 


3 30 


3 30 


, 1 50 


7 50 


1 30 


4 40 


7 50 


6 75 


17 25 


5 75 


12 00 


2 50 


1 40 


10 00 


6 75 


27 00 


9 75 


12 50 


7 00 


6 00 


5 20 


$2,650 66 



$6 


10 


55 


75- 


2. 


60 


8 


00 


34 


07 


45 


99 


84 


07 



MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS. 

Thos. Charmbury, $150 00 

SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Primary Educational Co., 
American Book Co., 
Milton Bradley Co., 
Leach, Shovell & Sanborn, 
Silver, Burdett & Co., 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., 
S. E. Bridgman & Co- v 

1236 58 

SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. West Hatfield. 

Frary Brothers, ventilator and furnace, 

" " repairs, 

F. J. Saffer, labor, 
Strong & Bradford, lumber, 
Joseph Hebert, " 

$318 05 
' SUPERVISOR OF SCHOOLS. 

C. M. Barton, $150 00 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

R. M. Woods, cash for books, $3 00 

■ " . " « labels, 1 34 

P. H. Chew, books, 17 75 

C. K. r Morton, cash paid for books, 1 50 

H. H. Carter & Karrick, « 72 28 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., 74 34 

R. M. Woods, cash for magazine and book, 10 00 

P. H. Chew, books, 10 10 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 50 00 



$190 


00 


35 


68 


45 


90 


13 


35 


33 


12 



10 

CEMETERIES. 

W. H. Dickinson, 1150 00 

MEMORIAL DAY . 

C. S. Shattuck, $50 00 

MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

D. W. Wells, labor, $25 90 

WATERING PLACES. 



L. S. Crafts, $10 00 

M. Fitzgibbon, 2 50 





HIGHWAYS. 






ORDINARY REPAIRS. 




H. Shumway, labor. 
Willis Holden, " 
E. S. Warner, " 
Rob. McGrath, " 
Wm. McGrath " 
A. M. Peck, brick, 


> ** 

FERRY ROAD. 


$275 00 

200 00 

3 50 

1 50 
50 

2 00 




- 


E. Hammell, labor, 


PAINTING BRIDGES. 




M. H. Burke, 


PLANK, LUMBER, ETC. 


' 


Strong & Bradford, 
O. S. Graves, plank, 


plank, 
posts, 


$116 93 
30 00 
21 98 



$12 50 



$482 50 



12 55 



26 73 



168 91 

HARDENING SAW MILL ROAD. 

Willis Holden, lobar, 4 25 



11 

STONE DRAIN ON CLAY HILL. 

H. S. Shumway, labor, $4 25 

* CUTTING GUTTER ON LOVETT HILL. 



John Kiley, labor, 
D. P. McGrath, labor, 



CUTTING GUTTER ON L. DICKINSON HILL. 



John Kiley, labor, 
D. P. McGrath, labor, 



$1 


50 


1 


50 


J" HILL. 


$1 


50 


1 


50 



W. H. Dickinson & Son, team and labor, $7 00 

James Ryan, " " 75 



H. Shumway, team and labor, $7 00 

John Kiley, 2 50 



BUILDING FOOT BRIDGE ON SCHOOL STREET. 

J. H. Sanderson, labor, $6 60 

Strong & Bradford, lumber, 4 91 



3 00 



3 00 



CLEANING GUTTER ON MAIN STREET. 

EL Shumway, labor, $6 50 

FILLING SHATTUCK CORNER. 



$7 75 



HARDENING DEPOT ROAD NEAR T. LOT. 

H. Shumway, team and labor, ' $12 50 

REPAIRING CULVERT ON NORTH STREET. 



$9 50 



111 51 



BUILDING CULVERT IN NORTH HATFIELD. 

Willis Holden, labor and lumber, $13 19 ^ 

Geo. Donelson, " 2 00 

Henry Graves, stone, 1 80 

— $16 99 



12 

HARDENING CEONIN HILL. 

Edwin Field, team and labor, $4 75 

Geo. Donaldson, " " 4 25 



$9 00 



REPAIRING PINE BRIDGE. 



M. J. Proulx, 


. team and labor, 


$4 25 


W. W. Langdon, 


(c U 


2 00 


E. P. Lyman, 


« 


6 50 


Theodore Krieger, 


a 


1 75 


BUILDING BROOK HOLLOW 


BRIDGE. 



$73 


75 


10 


40 


9 


05 


3 


75 


3 


30 




75 


1 


50 



$14 50 



Strong & Bradford, lumber, 

H. Shumway,^ team and labor, 

E. P. Lyman, " " 

E. Rhoades, " « 

C.L.Graves, " " 

B. M. Warner, 

Chas. Kingsley, " *' 

$102 50 

HARDENING ROAD ON KING AND NORTH STREET. 

M. J. Proulx, team and labor, $7 00 

L. L. Pease, 

James Ryan, 

John B. Ryan, 

Charles O'Neil, 

Lewis Murray, Jr., 

J. F. Leary, 

Wm, Burke, 

GRADING AND HARDENING HILL ROAD. 



4 


00 


2 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 



C. W. Wade 


team and labor, 


$22 80 


Ernest Goddin, 


a a 


22 80 


Lewis Rabin, 


u &< 


15 37 



13 



John Carl, Team 


and Labor, 


$4 80 


W. W. Gore, 


« 


8 00 


E.A.Howard, " 


a 


2 80 


John B. Ryan, " 


a 


14 80 


P. T. Boyle, 


a 


7 00 


W. E. Boyle, 




12 80 


John Stengline, " 




6 80 


A. H. Graves, " 


it 


38 70 


h. Shumway, " 




34 80 


.C. L. Warner, " 




25 65 


A. Brear, " 


it 


26 25 


M. E. Warner, 


a 


16 80 


Henry Vollinger, - " 




8 00 


T. Graves, " 




.' 3 75 


M. Boyle, 


a 


8 25 


B..M. Warner, ' " 


a 


11 25 


M. K Hubbard, " 


a 


9 25 


C. L. Graves, " 


a 


2 75 


M. La Mountain, u . 


a 


5 75 


John Vollinger, " 


a 


8 25 


E. Rhoades, " 


u 


2 00 


P. J. Whalen, 


a 


4 25 


Thos. Fitzgerald, 


" 


10 50 


John Ryan, 


a 


11 62 


Peter Balise, 


a 


4 05 


Daniel Cahill, 


a 


7 50 


Jared Remington, 


u 


10 27 


Richard Wheeler, 


a 


2 62 


J. Patrick, 


a 


3 75 


John McGrath. 


a 


11 10 


D. Kingsley, 


tt 


1 50 


Charles Kingsley, 


a 


5 25 


Richard Fitzgerald, 


it 


4 50 


Richard Orman, 


a 


1 12 


Richard Fitzgerald, 2nd, 


tt 


.75 


L. Rabin, Jr., 


a 


3 00 


P. Gleason, scraper. 




1 75 


B. H. Stone, « 


_ 


1 75 



14 




labor, 


$4 05 


(C 


4 00 


a 


5 75 


u 


2 25 


a 


75 


a 


2 25 


u 


2 25 



F. Winzel, 
E. S. Warner, 
John May, 
John Kiley, 
J. J. Ryan, 
Geo. Carlton, 
James Orman, 



$426 00 
FILLING WASHOUT AND HARDENING NEAR FOOT WALK. 



W. W. Langdon, Team and Labor, $2 00 

A. H. Graves, " 

H. Shumway, " 

C. L. Warner, " 

A. Breor, " 
M. E. Warner, " 
H. Yollinger, " 
T. Graves, " 
M. Boyle, « 

B. M. Warner, " 

C. L. Graves, " 
M. LaMountain, " 
John Yollinger, " 
E. Rhoades, " 
P. J, Whalen, « 
Jared Remington, " 
Richard Wheeler, " 
Charles Kingsley, " 
John May, " 
John Kiley, " 
J. J. Ryan, 

G. Carlton, « 

James Orman, " 



(( 


6 00 


a 


8 00 


a 


4 75 


u > 


4 00 


a 


4 00 


u 


4 00 


u 


2 00 


U 


4 75 


a 


4 75 


u 


5 00 


u 


4 00 


u 


4 75 


a 


4 00 


a 


5 50 


u 


1 50 


u 


1 50 


a 


1 50 


<( 


1 50 


u 


1 50 


a 


1 50 


u 


1 50 


u 


1 50 



$79 50 



15 



HARDENING ROAD ON PROSPECT STREET, E. HUBBARD TO 
CURTIS PLACE. 



A. H. Graves, 


Team and 


Labor, 


$12 00 


H. Shumway, 


a 


u 


12 00 


C. L. Warner, 


u 


a 


6 75 


A. Breor, 


(( 


u 


6 00 


M. E. Warner, 


a 


u 


6 00 


H. Vollinger, 


« 


u 


2 00 


T. Graves, 


c i 


u 


6 00 


M. Boyle, , . 


u 


u 


6 00 


B. M. Warner, 


u 


u 


6 75 


C. L. Graves, 


a 


u 


7 50 


M. LaMountain, 


a 


a 


6 00 


John Vollinger, 


it 


a 


. 2 00 


E. Rhoades, 


it 


a 


6 00 


P. J. Whalen, 


« 


a 


6 75 


Jared Remington, 




a 


2 25 


Richard Wheeler, 




a 


2 25 


Charles Kingsley, 




a 


75 


Vilentia Sobosky, 




u 


1 12 


John Kiley, 




ti 


2 25 


J. J. Ryan, 




a 


75 


James Orman , 




a 


2 25 


George Carlton, 


a 
ING ROAD IN NORTH 


2 25 


HARDEN 


HATFIELD. 


C. A. Jones, Team and Labor, 


$11 50 


Wm. Belden, 


u 


« 


16 50 


Eurotas Morton, 


it 


u 


13 75 


Alfred Harris, 


it 


tt 


8 50 


Alfred Harris, loam, 






6 48 


H. G. Moore, Team and Labor 


5 


7 60 


O. S. Graves, " 






15 50 


Frank Mosher, " 






7 00 


Edwin Fieid, " 






3 50 


Chas. Marsh, " 






3 25 


Oscar Belden, " 






14 50 



$105 62 



$107 48 



16 



HARDENING ROAD IN WEST BROOK NEAR C. DICKINSON'S. 



Willis Holden, Team 


and Labor, 


$39 00 


Daniel Garvey, " 


■"♦ u 


10 75 


George Donelson, " 


u 


8 00 


C. B. Dickinson, " 


a 


9 50 


Henry Yollinger, "' 


- « 


3 50 


L. S. Crafts, 


a 


3 75 


Martin Lyons, " 


a 


2 37 


C. Murphy, 


a 


8 25 


E. Briggs, 


u 


1 12 


F. Yining, 


a 


1 12 


Charles Potter, loam, 


1AR C. WOLFRAC 


3 00 


'HARDENING ROAD NE 


d'S AIS D H. G 


J. T. Fitzgibbons, Team 


and Labor, 


$22 00 


Willis Holden, « 


u 


21 25 


Daniel Garvey " 


a 


8 00 


George Donelson, " 


a 


8 75 


L. S. Crafts, 


a 


11 00 


Phillip Jubinville, " 


a 


2 00 


C. Murphy, labor, 




2 25 


C. Wolfram, labor, 




3 GO 


C. Wolfram, loam, 




5 00 


John Kairn, labor, 




1 50 


John Kairn, Jr., labor, 




1 50 


Charles Potter, loam, 


ROADS 1^ WEST 


3 00 


HARDENING 1 


HATFIELD. 


John Carl, team and labor, 


$10 00 


C. W. Wade, 




10 00 


Fred Kleasner, " 




9. 00 


J. S. Newman, " 




12 50 


John Yollinger, " 




23 75 


Peter Saffer, % " 




10 00 


Edmund Powers, " 




16 10 


Geo. Yollinger, " 




J7 00 


John Stengline, " 




22 00 



$90 36 



89 25 



IT 



Henry Vollinger, 


Team and Labor, 


$17 00 


Willis Holden, 


a 


a 


22 75 


W. E. Boyle, 


a 


a 


• 17 00 


J. Mullin, 


u 


a 


3 50 


H. Shumway, 


a 


u 


4 25 


L. Vollinger, 2nd, 




a 


3 00 


C. L. Graves, 




a 


1 50 


Robert McGrath, 




« 


75 


Richard McGrath, 




a 


2 25 


J. J.'Ryair; 




_ « 


7 50 


John Kiley, 




a 


5 25 


Geo. Stengline, 




a 


3 00 


D. P. McGrath, 




a 


3 00 


John May, 




«. 


9 75 


L. Vollinger, 




a 


1 60 


John Batzold, 




a 


3 00 


Geo. Steele, 




u 


1 12 


Geo. Chandler, 




u 


1 87 



$238 34 



HARDENING ROAD NEAR DEPOT. 



H. Shumway, 


team and labor, 


$7 00 


John Carl, 


u 


(C 


3 50 


John Strong, 


a 


a 


4 75 


M. P. Bradford, 


u 


a 


3 50 


A. L. Strong, 


a 


a 


3 50 


Henry Vollinger, 


« 


a 


3 15 


J. A. Cutter, 


a 


(( 


3 50 


E. A. Howard, 


a 


a 


3 15 


C. W. Wade, 


a 


a 


3 50 


J. J. Ryan, 




a 


1 50 


D. P. McGrath, 




a 


1 50 


John Kiley, 




a 


1 50 


Richard McGrath, 




a 


1 50 


Thomas McGrath, 




u 


1 50 


James McGrath, 




u 


1 50 



$44 55 



18 

GRADING AND HARDENING SCHOOL STREET. 

H. Shumway, team and labor, $37 63 

John McHugh, " 

James Ryan, " 

T. Bagg, 

Charles McHugh, 

John Kiley, 

James Orman, 

C. K. Morton, 
Thomas Sheehan, 

D. Sheehan, 

M. Boyle, « 

F. Pease, 



21 


00 


12 


00 


4 


25 


4 


50 


4 50 


2 


25 


3 


75 


3 


75 


3 


75 


3 


00 


4 50 



$104 88 



GRADING AND HARDENING CHESTNUT STREET. 



M. Boyle, 


team and labor, 


$16 62 


H. Shumway, 


u, 


it 


27 50 


H. Vollinger, 


it 


a 


7 00 


B. M. Warner, 


a 


a 


6 50 


John McHugh, 


a 


- a 


6 50 


James Ryan, 


a 


a 


7 00 


George Vollinger, 


tt 


a 


7 00 


L. A. Howard, 


a 


a 


3 50 


John Stengline, 


a 


a 


7 00 


James Mullin, 


a 


a 


6 50 


Paul Balise, 


M 


a 


5 50 


J. J. Ryan, 




u 


4 25 


F. E. Lovett, 




a 


4 37 


Richard McGrath, 




a 


2 50 


D. P. McGrath, 




u 


3 50 


John Kiley, 




a 


2 50 


John Winzel, 




li- 


2 15 


D. Sheehan, 




st 


1 25 


Richard Nolan, 




u 


62 


Thomas McGrath, 




a 


3 50 



$125 26 



19 



BUILDING CULVERT NEAR S. KINGSLEY. 



Henry Graves, stone, 

H. Shumway, 

H. Vollinger, 

James Ryan, 

P. Batzold, 

John Kiley, 

James Mullin, 

D. P. McGrath, 

Thomas McGrath, 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, 



team and labor, 



$5 00 

13 00 

4 CO 

9 00 

3 00 



14 


75 


11 


25 


6 


75 


5 


25 


4 


20 



$76 20 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



J. H. Howard, service as selectman, 

C. A. Janes, service as selectman, 

M. J. Ryan, service as selectman, 

Wm, C. Dickinson, service as treasurer, 

R. R. Finn, service as tax collector, 

Willis Holden, service as assessor, 

L. H. Kingsley, service as assessor, 

W. D. Billings, service as assessor, 

W. D. Billings,service as town clerk and clerk 
of board of registrars, 

W. D. Billings, serving dog warrant, 

John Carl, election officer, 

C. L. Graves, election officer, 

E. F. Billings, election officer, 

John McHugh, Jr., election officer, 

C. K. Morton, elector, 

W. D. Billings, serving selectman's warrants, 

W. D. Billings, obtaining, recording, and in- 
dexing births, deaths and marriages, 

W. D. Billings, notifying town officers, 



$125 00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


55 


00 


60 


00 


75 


00 


150 


00 


a 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 00 


10 


00 


8 


00 


18 


00 


2 


00 



$816 00 



20 
CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

Geo. M. Holmes, repairs on school houses, 

F. L. Stetson, assessor's blanks, 

P. B. Murphy, assessor's books, 

Mrs. W. W. Barclwell, cleaning school room, 

A. M. Shaw, edge for road machine, 

Wade & Daniels, printing reports, 

P. H. Chew, mortgage book, 

F. H. Brown, tax bills, 

J. H. Sanderson, repairs on school houses, 

Henry Vollinger, mov. tree near C. K. Morton's, 5 

Henry Vollinger, mov. tree near R. Hubbard's, 

Am. Express Co., express on books, 

C. D. Bardwell, cleaning school rooms, 
S. W. & A. B. Lee, soil pipe, 
E. S. Warner, inspecting cattle, 

E. S, Warner, cutting tree near R. Hubbard's, 
Strong & Bradford, wood for town hall, 
Strong & Bradford, posts for guide boards, 
W. D. Billings, copying records, 
S. W. Kingsley, repairs on school house, 
L. S. Crafts, guide boards, 
A. M. Peck, recording deaths, 

D. J. Wright, picks, wire and plow, 
A. C. Matthews, repairs on town hall, 
Wade & Daniels, order book, 
H. Shumway, setting guide posts, 
H. Shumway, cutting and moving tree near R. 

Hubbard's, 

F. E. Lovett, setting guide board posts, 
E..Rhoades, cutting tree near R. Hubbard's, 
W. B. Langdon, repairs on school houses, 
M. H. Burke, painting and lettering guide 

boards, 
M. H. Burke, setting glass in school houses, 
L. P. Woodbury, handcuffs and twister, 
L. P. Woodbury, explosives, 



$5 00 


3 


00 


1 


60 


6 


00 


8 


50 


25 


55 


4 


25 


4 


40 


13 


00 


;,5 


00 


5 


00 


1 


10 


8 


00 


1 


00 


30 


00 


3 


00 


10 


00 


7 


34 


25 


00 


11 


40 


7 


00 


4 


50 


13 


00 


109 


62 


4 


50 


3 


50 


4 


75 


1 


50 


1 


50 


4 


00 


12 


60 


11 


60 


6 


25 


2 


30 



21 



C. N. Clark, legal service Devenagosky liquor 

case, $10 00 
C. D. Bard wall, janitor town hall, 27 50 
R. R. Finn, cash paid on express, 75 
F. A. Crafts, drawing coal '92 and '93, 5 50 
C. K. Morton, cash paid for copying revolu- 
tionary soldier record, 9 00 
John T. Keating, legal services Devenagosky 

adultery case, 10 00 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid freight, express and 

postage, 2 57 

M. J. Ryan, cash paid moving book cases, 50 

M, J. Ryan, paid stationery, etc., 3 57 

M. J. Ryan, spikes, nails, etc., 9 80 

W. D. Billings, postage, 2 00 

S. P. Billings, justice of peace, 3 00 

M. E. Warner, wood, town hall, 20 00 



Respectfully, 

M. J. 

E. S. 



RYAN, 
WARNER, 



C. A. JONES, 



Selectmen 

of 
Hatfield. 



1 have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen, and find the same to be correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor, 
Hatfield, March 6, 1894. 



22 
TOTAL AMOUNT OF ORDERS DRAWN MARCH 

1, 1894. 



Old bills, 


$220 24 


Poor, 


1,079 80 


State aid, 


44 00 


Schools, 


2,650 66 


Music in schools, 


150 00 


School books and supplies, 


236 58 


Supervisor of schools, 


150 00 


School house repairs, 


318 05 


Library, 


240 31 


Cemeteries, 


150 00 


Memorial day, 


50 00 


Memorial building, 


25 90 


Highways and bridges, 


2,407 88 


Town officers, 


816 00 


Contingent, 


468 95 


Watering places, 


12 50 



1,020 87 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



For the year ending March 1, 1894. 



Poor, 


$1,200 00 


Schools, 


2,200 00 


Music in schools, 


150 00 


School books and supplies, 


250 00 


School house repairs, 


325 00 


Library, 


250 00 


Cemeteries, 


150 00 


Memorial day, 


50 00 


Memorial building, 


250 00 


Highways and bridges, 


2,700 00 


Town officers, 


900 00 


Contingencies, 


500 00 


Watering places, 


250 00 


Interest, 


150 00 



$9,32590 



23 



LIST OF JURORS, 

Keported March 1, 1894 . 



W. H. Belden, 
Edwin Eldridge, 
David Billings, 
S. P. Billings, 
Charles Wilkie, 
M. H.Burke, 
F. Carl, 
C. H. Crafts, 
Wm.C. Dickinson, 
James Porter, 



M. N. Hubbard, 
J. H. Howard, 
W. B. Langdon, 
John McHugh, Jr., 
D. P. McGrath, 
Charles Wells, 
F. J. SafTer, 
A* J. Strong, 
John Vollinger, 
C. W. Wade, 
John H. O'Dea. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Wm. C. Dickinson, Teeastieee, in Account with the Town 

of Hatfield. 

De. 

Cash received from R. R. Finn, (old acc't,) $415 78 
R. R. Finn, Collector, 8,983 05 
National Bank Tax, 1,857 17 
Corporation Tax, 488 64 

Income of School Fund, 306 84 
Dog Fund, * 107 36 

Sidonie Vollinger, 100 00 

State Aid, 48 00 

District Court, 43 00 

Rent of Town Hall, " 19 00 
Support of State Paupers, 16 00 
Fine and service of Mitti- 
mus of Wm. H.Whitney, 15 78 
Memorial Day appropria'n, 6 00 
Sale of Burial Lots, 2 00 



Hampshire Savings Bank, 



a 


u 


« 


a 


a 


a 


a 


« 


u, 


a 


u 


a 



Balance due the Treasurer, 

(24) 



OEAEY LOANS. 


$1,500 00 

1,500 00 




1,000 
1,000 
1,000 


00 
00 
00 


$6,000 00 
264 35 




i 




118,672 97 



25 

Cr. 

By balance due Treasurer from old account, $532 76 

Cash paid Selectmen's orders, 9,020 87 

County Tax, 1,648 99 ; 

' State Tax, 1,150 00 

Interest on Notes, 175 78 

District Court, 144 57 

$12,140 21 



BY CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, $1,500 00 

" " "\ 1,500 00 

« " " 1,000 00 

" " « 1,000 00 

" " " 1,000 00 

$6,000 00 



$18,672 97 



In account with r. r. finn, collector. 

Dr. 

To cash received from old account, $41 5 78 

Orders of Abatement, 13 02 



$428 80 



Cr. 

By balance uncollected taxes, 1892-93, 428 80 

Dr. 

To cash received, $8,983 05 

Orders of Abatement^ 13 19 

Balance uncollected taxes, 857 06 



Cr. 

By Assessors Warrant, 1893-94, $9,771 17 

Addition to Warrant, 82 13 



$9,853 30 



$9,853 30 



Uncollected Taxes, 
Due from C. D. Bardwell, 
State Aid, 


SUMMARY. 

vn, ' 


$857 06 
45 85 
44 00 


946 91 
264 35 


Due the Treasurer, 




Balance in favor of the to^ 


$682 56 



I have this day examined the books, vouchers and accounts 
of the Treasurer, and find the same correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 6, 1894. 



Town Clerk's Report 



The vital statistics of the Town of Hatfield for the year 1893j 
are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


1 


1 





4 


3 


1 


1 


1 





3 





3 


2 


2 





4 


2 


% 


1 


1 





1 


1 





4 


3 


1 


2 


1 


1 


1 





1 



Total, * 24 15 

BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



Born in United States, 
Germany, 
Canada, 
Poland, 
India, 



Father. 


Mother. 


14 


16 


5 


5 


4 


1 


1 


1 




1 



(27) 



24 



24 



28 



Births for the five previous years : 
1888. 1889. 1890. ^ 1891, 

22 26 22 24 



1892. 
33 



MARRIAGES BY MONTHS, 

February, 

March, - - 

April, 

May, - - ' - - 

July, - - 

September, - - - 

December, - 

Total, , 

First marriage of both parties, 
Second of groom, first of bride, 
Age of oldest bride, 
Age of youngest bride, 
Age of oldest groom, 
Age of youngest groom, 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS \ 



Born in United States, 
Germany, 
Ireland, 
Poland Russia, 



'- 




1 


- 




- 1 


- 




1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 2 


- 


- 


2 






- 2 

10 

7 
3 




41 


years 




18 


a 




54 


I u 


A DDTTT 


26 


u 


AKKlii 
Bride. 


tD. 

Groom 


6 




8 


2 




1 


1 






1 




1 



10 10 

Average age of brides, 27 years. 
Average age of grooms, 32 years. 
Number of certificates of marriage issued from this office, 11 



Marriages for the five previous years: 

1888 ' 1-889 • 1890 . 1891 

7 10 8 11 



1892 
13 



29 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. • 



February, 

J\tarch, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES, 


1 


' 


1 


1 


1 





1 





1 


3 


1 


2 


2 


2 





1 


1 





4 


1 


3 


2 





2 


2 


2 





1 


1 






Total, 



Under 1 year of age, 
Between 20 and 30 years, 
40 and 50, 
50 and 60, 
60 and 70, 
70 and 80, 
80 and 90, 



18 



No. Males. Females. 



2 



1 

' 1 

2 
'2 
1 



Total, 



18 



Average age of persons deceased 49 years. 

Average age of persons deceased over one year old 59 years. 

Age of oldest person deceased 87 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Born in United States, 
Germany, 
Ireland, 
Canada, 



No. Males. Females 
14 6 8 

2 1 1 

I 1 

II 



18 



:9 



30 

Deaths for the five previous years : 

1888. 1889. 1890. 1891. .1892. 

22 22 22 23 40 

Causes of death classified according to the nomenclature 
adopted by the State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Cerebro-spinal Meningitis, 1 

Dysentery, . 1 

Cholera Infantum, 2 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Phthisis (Consumption of Lungs. 2 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Pneumonia, 3 

Paralysis, 1 

Disease Heart, 3 

Convulsions, 1 

Nephria (Bright's Disease,) 1 

Cerebral Hemorrhage, 1 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Old Age, 1 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 



18 



Injuries on head, 

NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 

Mrs. Julia A. Martin, Richard Wheeler, 

John Cooney, Mrs. Mary R. Curtis, 

Mrs. Matilda C. Waite, Miss Nina Anderson, 

Elijah Dickinson, Mrs. Nancy W. Jones, 

Miss Lucy O. Cowles, Mrs. Margaret Vollinger, 

Miss Mary Smith, Richard T. Morton, g 

Henry Stenglein, Philos Doane, 

Child of Geo. Kirchherr, Magloire LaMountain, 

Child of Frank Lampron, Child of Jacob Gies. 



31 
DOGS. 

The number of Dogs licensed during the year ending Nov. 30 
1893, with the receipts and settlement of the account with the 
County Treasurer, is as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 

73 Male Dogs, at $2.00 each, $146 00 

3 Female Dogs, at $5.00 each, 15 00 



- $161 00 

Less fees, 76 dogs, at 20 cents, 15 20 



$145 80 
Paid Lewis Warner County Treasurer, 145 80 

Amount paid the County Treasurer on this account for the five 
previous years : 

1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 

$122 40 $120 00 $135 00 $150 60 $144 00 

Respectfully Submitted, 

W. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



REPOET OF SUPEEVISOR. 

I have not been able to do any special work for the schools 
or the teachers since Nov. 1st, and but a limited amount of 
school visiting. Some of the care of books and supplies too 
has been done by another member of the committee. 

I had, however, done more than usual in the earlier part 
of the year in the way df instruction to teachers. Drawing- 
received special attention during the spring term, Miss Mar- 
garet Miller being employed by the teaohers as instructor. 
The aim has been not to make teachers skillful in executing 
drawing, but to give them some aid in making drawing for 
the pupil a real language or means of expression. 

I regret that I was not able to go farther with my teach- 
er's meetings for the consideration of geography. In no 
subject I think does the average teacher, as we get them 
here, need more enlightenment. 

(33) 5 



34 

STATEMENT OF SCHOOLS, 

TEACHERS EMPLOYED, ETC., 



CENTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Sybil I. Hall, Margaret A. Allair. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 39 

Average membership, 33 

Average attendance, 30 

Number of weeks of school, 36 

Number of pupils over 15, 1 

Number of pupils between 8 and 14. 38 

Amount paid as wages, $249 

CENTER PRIMARY. 
Grace E. Webber. 



Number of pupils enrolled, 


40 


Average membership, 


36 


Average attendance, 


33 


Number of weeks of school, 


36 


Number of pupils between 8 and 14, 


18 


Number of pupils between 5 and 15, 


40 


Amount paid as wages, 


$288 


HILL GRAMMAR. 




Mary J. Breor. 


, 


Number of pupils enrolled, 


25 


Average membership, 


19 



35 

Average attendance, 14 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Number of pupils between 8 and 14, 24 

Amount paid as wages, 1288 

HILL PRIMARY. 

Sarah E. Kingsley. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 37 

Average membership, 31 

Average attendance, 25 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Number of pupils between 8 and 14, 16 

Number of pupils between 5 and 15, 36 

Amount paid as wages, #288 

WEST HATFIELD GRAMMAR. 
A. Mabel Marsh. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 20 

Average membership, 19 

Average attendance, 17 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Number of pupils between 8 and 14, 20 

Amount paid as wages, #241 

WEST HATFIELD PRIMARY. 

Mary E. Pelissier. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 32 

Average membership, 24 

Average attendance, 22 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Number of pupils between 8 and 14, 14 



36 



Number of pupils between 5 and 15, 31 

Number of pupils under 5, 
Amount paid as wages, 



1 



WEST BROOK. 

Lizzie E. Ryan. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 4q 

Average membership, 33 

Average attendance, 30 

Number of weeks school, gg 

Number of pupils over 15, 1 

Number of pupils between 8 and 14, , 28 

Amount paid as wages, 1288 

FARMS. 

Lila S. Harrington, Mattie E. Bard well. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 21 
Average membership, - • 19 

Average attendance, 13 

Number of weeks school, 36 

Number of pupils under 5, 2 

Number of pupils over 15, 1 

Number of pupils between 8 and 14, 17 

Number of pupils between 5 and 15, 18 

Amount paid as wages, $238 



37 




SPECIAL; APPKOPKIATIONS. 




BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 




Appropriated^ 
Expended, 


$260 00 
236 58 


Unexpended, 


$13 42 



MUSIC. 

Appropriated, $150 00 

Paid Thomas Charmbury, . 150 00 



SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

Number of persons between 5 and 15 years,, 256 

8 and 14 " 175 

Number of pupils between 5 and 15 years, 246 

« " 8 and 14 " 173 

Number of pupils enrolled, 253 

Average membership in all the schools, 214 

Average attendance in all the schools, 191 

Number of pupils over 16 years of age, 3 

Number of pupils under 5 years of age, 4 



APPKOPRIATION AND KECEIPTS. 



Appropriated by the town, 
Received from the State Fund, 
Received" from the dog fund, 
Balance unexpended last year, 



$2,200 00 


306 


84 


107 


36 


80 


03 



$2,694 23 



38 

expendituees chakgable to school 

MONEY. 

Amount of teachers wages, . " $2,168 50 

Expended for fuel, 318 37 

Expended for care of houses, 127 89 



!,614 76 



Balance unexpended, $79 47 



J 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICEKS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF HATFIELD, 



For (be year Ending March 1, 1895. 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS.: 

WAPE & DANIELS, Printers, 

1895. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN 
MEETING MARCH 18, 1895. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 

meeting. 
Art. 2. — To choose all necessary town officers including 

one member of the School Committee for three years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the late 

Oliver Smith, Esq. 
Art. 4. — To receive and accept the list of jurors. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer, 
School Committee and Supervisor of Schools, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. — -To take action in relation to raising money to de- 
fray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. — To take action in relation to the maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. — To see what action the town will take in relation 

to the prompt payment of taxes. 
Art. 10. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 

the Public Library and choose a committee for the same. 
Art. 11. — To take action in relation to the support of the 

poor for the ensuing year. 
Art. 12. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 

for Memorial Day. 

3 



Art. 13. — To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" on the question 
"Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this town for the ensuing year." 

Art. 14. — To see if the town will employ a teacher of music 

in the Public Schools. 
Art. 15. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 

the care of cemeteries. 

Art. 16. — To see if the town will accept the provisions of 
Chap. 431 of the Acts of 1888 relative to the employment 
of a Superintendent of Schools, and make an appropria- 
tion therefor. 

Art. 17. — To see if the town will vote to unite with the 
town of Deerfield to maintain a district superintendent 
under the act of 1888 as amended, and make the necessary 
appropriation. 

Art. 18. — To see if the town will appropriate money for the 
pajmient of the tuition of Hatfield children in Smith acad- 
emy, who are of suitable age and attainments to attend 
high school. 

Art. 19. — To see if the town will appropriate money for the 
conveyance of pupils. 

Art. 20. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
special repairs on school houses. 

Art. 21.— To see if the town will provide means for keep- 
ing its sidewalks passable for pedestrians through the 
winter. 

Art. 22. — To see if the town will make an appropriation to 
build an iron bridge on the Depot road. 

Art. 23. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the purchase of a road machine. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield: 

Your Selectmen submit the following report of the expenses 
of the Town, for the year ending March 1, 1895. 

OLD BILLS. 

H. Shumway, express on library book and 

express for Town Clerk, '93, $12 90 

H. Shumway, plank, '93, 2 16 

labor on highway, '93, 75 00 

" " '92, 31 34 

Willis Holden, " " '93, 50 00 

L. B. Niquette, medical attendance James 

Murray, '93, 3 00 

R. R. Finn, cash paid J. Brennan for wood 

for schools, '93, 9 00 

R. R. Finn, cash paid J. H. Phillips for 

cleaning school house, '93, 6 00 

R. R. Finn, services as school committee '92 

and '93, 
Mrs. John Smith, cleaning school house, '93, 
sawing wood, " '93, 

Shumway & Riley, repairs school house, '93, 
Jared Remington, care of tramps, '93, 
M. J. Proulx, services as constable, '93, 
David Billings, services as school com., '93, 

1236 91 



20 00 


5 00 


4 00 


3 76 


75 


4 00 


10 00 



6 

POOR. 

We have the following named persons boarding in families 
Patrick Russell, aged 68, at $10 per month. 
Maud Remiliard, aged 11, at $6 per month. 

Northampton Almshouse. 

Sidonie Vollinger, aged 82, at $2.75 per week. 
Lettie Wheeler, aged 15, at $2.50 per week. 
Arnold Graves, aged 13, at $2.50 per week. 

Northampton Lunatic Hospital. 
A. M. Richmond, aged 63, at $3.25 per week. 
F. L. Mosher, aged 32, at 3.25 " 

James Murraj, aged 25, at 3.25 " 
Theodore Sykes, aged 49, at 3.25 " 
S. D. Bartlett, aged 76, at 3.25 " 

Poor Expenditures. 

N. H. L. Hospital, board A. M. Richmond, $169 46 

board F. L. Mosher, 169 46 

board Theodore Sykes, 138 72 

board James Murray, 162 03 

board S. D. Bartlett, 132 78 

Peter Aubrey, jr., board Cora Remiliard, 44 00 

board Delia Remiliard, 33 05 

John Chandler, board Anna Cotz, 60 00 

burial " 10 00 

M. J. Ryan, groceries to Anna Cotz, 5 52 

Lewis Murray, jr., board of Patrick Russell, 12 87 

Joseph Smith, " " " 110 00 

Adelle Allair, board of Maud Remiliard, 72 00 

clothes for " 12 90 

Northampton Alms house, bd Sid. Vollinger, 143 00 

bd Lettie Wheeler, 61 98 

bd Arnold Graves, 41 10 

F. F. Guilford,*shoes and plaster, Sid. Vollinger, 3 07 

S. W. Haughton, board Lettie Wheeler, 41 00 

cash paid Dr., Lettie Wheeler, 10 00 



Mrs. H. S. Hubbard, board of Lettie Wheeler, 818 36 

Matthew Taylor, board of James Shea, 24 00 

Antoine Dogasky, board of Rosa Stone, 53 39 

City of Boston, burial of Frank Remiliard, 10 00 

Town of Westboro, aid to Frank Remiliard, 11 00 

Joseph Patrick, keeping tramps, 10 55 

A. H. Hoadley, med. atten. Sidonie Zollinger, 4 00 

F. S. Newell, « " James Shea, 1 50 

L. H. Kingsley, taking Jas. Shea to Hospital, 3 00 

M. J. Proulx, taking Rosa Stone to Tewksbury, 11 95 

M. J. Ryan, clothes for Cora Remiliard, 7 96 

cash paid car fare, Cora Remiliard, 2 50 

goods to Maud Remiliard, 5 47 

cash paid mcd., Delia Remiliard, 3 60 

cash paid clothes and car fare, 

James Shea, 21 97 

M. J. Ryan, goods to Cora Remiliard, 3 78 

crackers for tramps, 3 24 

C. M. Barton, medical attendance Jas. Shea, 1 00 

" " Rosa Stone, 14 50 

J. H. Howard, sboes M. Remiliard, 1 10 



Received from A. D. and L. E. Bartlett, for 
the support of S. D. Bartlett, $132.78 



$1,645 81 



STATE AID. 

M. N. Anderson, $24 00 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

R. E. Edwards, repairing table, $8 14 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 121 10 

P. H. Chew, books, 11 40 

B. & M. R. R. Co. express, 1 15 

M. F. Dumphy, binding books, 10 50 

W. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 15 00 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 50 00 

J. H. Sanderson, moving books, 10 00 



8 



C. A. Nichols & Co., books, 
C. A. Nichols & Co., books, 
R. M. Woods, cash paid for books, 



$18 00 
6 00 
3 00 



CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 



$254 29 



W. H. Dickinson, treasurer, 



$50 00 



MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 

C. S. Shattuck, $100 00 

SCHOOLS. 

Sarah E. Kingsley, teaching, $172 50 

Grace E. Webber, « 82 50 

Margaret Allair, « 259 00 

Mary J. Breor, " 276 50 

Mary E. Pelissier, " 282 50 

Lizzie E. Ryan, " 276 50 

A. Mabel Marsh, " 71 50 

Mattie E. Bardwell, " 66 00 

Edith M. Clark, « 181 50 

Elizabeth Rathbon, " 169 00 

Bertha Andrews, " 181 50 

Sarah E. Carlton, " 104 00 

S. S. Dwight, coal, 181 71 

E. C. Waite, coal, 64 80 

Strong & Bradford, wood, 23 70 

John Dea, care of fires, 6 75 

Katie Merrick, sweeping school room, 18 00 

Lyda A. Kingsley, sweeping school room, 19 00 

Robert L. Belden, care of fires, 8 00 

Ralph Ritchmeyer, care of fires, 2 25 

Arthur Jubinville, care of fires, 7 45 

Anna Walfrom, sweeping school room, 2 75 

R. R. Finn, cash paid for sweeping, 3 00 

M. J. Ryan, brooms and pails, 3 90 



9 



Willie Boyle, care of fires, 

G. W. Carlton, care of fires, 

Lizzie Garvey, sweeping school room, 

Robert Bardwell, care of fires, 

Beitha Andrews, care of fires, 

Nellie Barry, sweeping school room, 

Martin Coly, sawing wood, 

Mrs. John Smith, care of fires, 

Mrs. John Smith, sawing wood, 

M. P. Bradford, sawing wood, 

Bertha Anderws, sweeping school room, 

C. D. Bardwell, care of fires, 

E. S. Strong, care of fires, 



TEACHING MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 



$ 6 75 


17 


50 


6 


25 


3 


20 


3 


45 


4 


40 


3 


00 


13 


50 


4 


00 


3 


00 


3 


90 


13 


00 


30 


00 



$2576 26 



Thos. Charmbury, $150 00 

SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Silver, Burdette & Co., books, 

Geo. F. King & Merrill, « 

Milton Bradley & Co., 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., " 

C. M. Barton Cash paid for checks, 

Silver, Burdette & Co., tracing courses, 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 

Silver, Burdette & Co., " 

C. M. Barton cash paid for books and express, 

i: - ' i 

SCHOOL HOUSI 

W. B. Langdon, labor, 

Oscar Belden, " 

R. R. Finn, cash paid for repairs, 

Robert L. Belden, labor, 

Fraiy Brothers, " 

H. G. Moore, cash and labor, 



$23 


90 


21 


84 


6 


13 


34 


85 


6 


00 


4 


80 


137 


54 


13 


14 


s, 6 


95 


LlRS. 

$7 25 


1 


00 


6 00 


1 


00 


15 


00 


17 


18 



10 



W. B. Langdon, labor, 


$3 00 


John Stoddard, lumber and labor, 


10 75 


L. S. Crafts, 


7 35 


Shumway & Riley, labor and material, 


52 92 


REPAIRS ON UNION 


HALL. 


Geo. W. Reid, labor, 


$21 00 


Joseph Hebert, lumber, 


42 44 


Edwin Field, labor and cash paid, 


10 42 


H. G. Moore, " 


17 30 


H. G. Moore, lumber, 


2 50 


M. II. Burke, painting, 


100 00 



$121 45 



$193 66 
FURNISHING MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

A. C. Matthews, setting cannons, 

" " book cases, 

Shumway & Riley, furnace, 
E. A. Ellsworth, service as architect, 
C. N. Fitts, furniture for selectmen's room, 
Ames Manufacturing Co., tablets, 
R. E. Edwards, furniture for Mem. room, 
A. C. Matthews, moulding for " 

" " cases for Mem. room, 

J. H. Bigelow, wire for library, 
R. E. Edwards umbrella rack, 

C. N. Fitts, matting and shades, 

$1,641 08 

GRADING AND SEEDING MEMORIAL GROUNDS. 

J. T. Powers, labor, 

D. W. Wells, team " 
" " fertilizers, 

Wm. Barnes, labor, 

John McHugh, " 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 

$25 95 



$98 41 


73 


03 


285 


87 


116 


00 


121 


60 


390 


00 


87 


25 


8 


04 


320 


00 


106 


95 


3 


50 


30 


43 



$3 00 


4 


50 


3 


95 


3 


00 


1 


50 


10 


00 



11 



BUILDING SIDEWALK ON DEPOT ROAD. 



H. Shumway, team and labor, 


$29 50 


J. S. Carl, 


17 50 


C. W. Wade, 


21 00 


Henry Vollinger, " " 


15 75 


F. C. Dugal, 


8 25 


J. J. Ryan, " 


16 87 


James McGrath, " 


7 50 


Dennis Fitzgerald, " 


7 50 


J. B. Smith, " 


7 50 


James Orman, " 


7 50 


Joseph Winchotick, " 


8 25 


Michael Sperber, " 


7 50 


Dennis Daley, " 


8 25 


Joseph Smith, Jr., " 


8 25 


Richard McGrath, " 


7 50 


Thomas McGrath, " 


9 50 


J. E. Stoddard, " 


6 75 


D. P. McGrath, « 


6 00 


Robert McGrath, " 


3 00 


T. A. Nolan, 


75 


Richard Nolan, " 


3 00 


Strong & Bradford, lumber, 


42 31 


John Denlein, loam, 


37 00 




foo({ no 


ORDINARY REPAIRS ON 


HIGHWAY. 


H. Shumway, team and labor, 


$230 84 


Willis Holden, « " 


149 40 


James Ryan, " " 


10 00 


Walter Langdon, " " 


3 50 


C. B. Dickinson, " " 


12 00 


M. J. Proulx, " « 


3 50 


C. A. Jones, « " 


3 50 


J. J. Ryan, " 


37 35 


Cornelius Murphy, " 
F. T. Vining, " 
M. Sperber, " 


4 50 
3 00 
1 25 


Soil Pipe for Drain, S. W. & A. B. Lee, 


4 10 



12 

REPAIRING CULVERT NEAR S. W. KINGSLEY'S. 

John Kiley, labor, $5 00 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, 2 80 

— . 17 80 

CUTTING BRUSH ON PLAIN ROAD. 

John Brennan, labor, $18 00 

REPAIRING FERRY ROAD. 

E. Hamelle, labor, $9 90 

PLANK AND LUMBER FOR BRIDGES. 

Strong & Bradford, plank and lumber, 
Joseph Hebert, " 

A. E. Harris, " 

M. J. Ryan, spikes, etc., 



John Stoddard, labor and explosives, 
George Steele, " 



BUILDING IRON FENCE NEAR S. W. KINGSLEY'S. 
Shumway & Riley, $16 01 

TURNPIKING MOUNTAIN ROAD. 



$124 43 
30 44 
10 58 
12 32 


• 

$177 77 
ID. 

$9 00 


AIN ROi 

$6 75 
2 25 



Willis Holden, team and labor, 


$53 00 




A. L. Strong, 


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14 00 




J. J. Ryan, 
Frank Howard, 




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u 


6 75 

5 25 




Arthur Howard, 




te 


5 25 




John Batzold, 




a 


6 00 




E. A. Briggs, 




a 


2 25 


$92 50 



13 



HARDENING ROADS IN WESTBROOK. 



C. B. Dickinson, team and labor, 


$13 75 


Willis Holden, " 


20 00 


Edwin Field, " " 


3 50 


L. S. Crafts, 


8 50 


Daniel Garvey, " " 


5 00 


J. T. Fitzgibbon, " " 


5 00 


Cornelius Murphy, " 


6 75 


Maur. Fitzgibbon, " 


2 25 


Geo. Anderson, " 


1 50 



HARDENING SCHOOL STREET 



Fhom Chas. Wilkie's to W. W. Gore's. 



Horace Shumway, team and labor, 


$27 83 


T. J. Ryan, 


15 75 


Michael Boyle, Est. " " 


17 25 


Charles Wilkie, " « 


3 50 


John Vol linger, " " 


3 50 


Jacob Carl, " " 


10 50 


J. S. Newman, " " 


5 00 


C. K. Morton, " 


5 25 


Paul Balise, « " 


3 50 


John Sheehan " " 


13 50 


John Steingline, " " 


3 50 


Henry Vollinger, " " 


10 50 


George Vollinger, " " 


3 50 


B. M. Warner, " " 


10 50 


James Mullin, " " 


3 50 


Alfred Breor, « « 


7 00 


John Mcliugh, " " 


3 50 


Theo. Baggs' est., " " 


3 50 


James Ryan, " " 


3 50 


W. H. Dickinson & Son, team and labor, 


7 00 


J. J. Ryan, labor, 


6 75 


Dennis Daley, " 


3 75 


Joseph Smith, jr. " 


4 50 



14 



F. C. Dugal, labor, 
F. H. Sweatland, « 

F. Jubinville, « 
Thomas McGrath " 
John Winzell, " 
George Winzell, " 
Joseph Smith, " 

G. Vollinger, jr " 
James McGrath " 
D. P. McGrath. " 
Mich. Sperber " 



$4 50 


75 


2 25 


4 50 


3 75 


3 75 


3 00 


2 25 


1 50 


1 50 


1 50 



$205 83 



HARDENING CHESTNUT STREET. 



Horace Shumway, team and labor, 

W. E. Boyle, 

George Vollinger, 

Henry Vollinger, 

James Mullins, 

John Vollinger, 

Paul Balise, 

Peter Saffer, 

John Stengline, 

J. S. Newman, 

T. J. Ryan, 

Lawrence Doppman " 

John Sheehan, 

Michael Boyle Est. 

Edm. Powers Est 

J. J. Ryan, labor, 

Dennis Daley, " 

Robert McGrath, " 

James McGrath, " 

Richard McGrath " 

Geo. Vollinger, jr " 

Thos. McGrath, « 

Geo. Stengline, " 



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a 
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u 
a 
a 



$24 50 


10 


50 


10 


50 


7 


00 


17 


50 


10 


50 


20 


00 


7 


50 


12 


25 


15 


00 


7 


00 


3 


50 


7 


00 


7 


00 


7 


00 


6 


00 


1 


50 


4 


50 


6 


75 




75 


3 


75 


3 


75 


4 50 



15 



John May, labor, 






m 75 


Joseph Smith, jr. " 






3 00 


F. C. Dugal, 


NING PLAIN 


3 00 


HARDE 


ROAD. 


Willis Holden, team and labor, 




$53 07 


L. S. Crafts, " 


u 




40 45 


Daniel Garvey, " 


(C 




25 70 


Hor. Shumway " 


cc 




42 00 


Phil Jubinville « 


« 




18 41 


C. W.Walfrom " 


« 




5 00 


Rufus Swift, 


a 




4 00 


G. Donaldson " 


a 




9 45 


J. B. Ryan, « 


u 




20 75 


Hen Vollinger " 


u 




2 75 


John Slattery, " 


a 




1 00 


W. H. Dickinson & Son, 


team and labor, 


10 00 


John McHugh, 


a 


a 


4 50 


J. S. Newman, 


a 


a 


13 45 


J. T. Fitzgibbons, 


« 


«. 


22 75 


Walter Langdon, 


u 


u 


7 00 


M. J. Proulx, 


u 


frC 


5 25 


James Ryan, 


a 


a 


8 75 


Fred Carl, 


u 


a 


3 50 


Cornelius Murphy, 




u 


6 74 


J. J. Ryan, 




a 


10 50 


John Kairn, 




a 


8 70 


John Kairn, Jr., 




a 


8 70 


George Plank, 




a 


4 20 


Chas. Caston, 




a 


1 20 


Chas. Potter, loam, 






20 00 



$208 00 



357 82 

HARDENING MAIN STREET, FROM C. S. SHAT- 

TUCK'S TO J. H. HOWARD'S. 

W. H. Dickinson So Son, team and labor, $17 50 

Horace Shumway, " " 14 88 



16 



John McHugli, 


team 


and labor, 


$13 50 


M. J. Proulx, 


cc 


cc 


8 75 


C. S. Shattuck, 


cc 


cc 


7 00 


Henry Vollinger, 


cc 


cc 


7 00 


E. B. Dickinson, 


cc 


cc 


10 25 


David Billings, 


cc 


cc 


7 00 


M. F. Sampson, 


cc 


cc 


7 00 


D. W. Wells, 


a 


cc 


3 50 


James Ryan, 


cc 


cc 


7 00 


J. J. Ryan, 




cc 


6 00 


Chas McHugh, 




cc 


3 00 


Fred Sohepp, 




cc 


3 00 


Richard McGrath, 




cc 


3 00 


George S after, 




cc 


1 50 



$119 88 



HARDENING ROAD IN WEST HATFIELD. 



J. S. Newman, team and labor, 
Willis Holden, « " 

John Vollinger, team and labor, 
W. E. Boyle, " " 

John Stengline, " " 

Fred Kleasner, « " 

Henry Vollinger, " " 

Geo. Vollinger, " " 

Edmund Powers Estate, team and labor, 
James Mullin, u " 

Lawrence Doppman, " " 

Paul Balise, " " 

Peter Safrer, " " 

J. J. Ryan, " 

Lawrence Vollinger, Jr., " 

John May, " 

Peter Denlein, " 

John Batzold, " 

George Vollinger, Jr., " 

Frank Batzold, " 

George Steele, « 



;20 00 


31 25 


14 00 


12 25 


14 00 


14 00 


14 00 


7 00 


17 25 


3 50 


3 50 


3 50 


4 50 


6 00 


4 50 


3 00 


6 00 


4 50 


1 50 


1 50 


1 50 



IT 

George Bitner, labor, $1 50 

James McGrath, " 1 50 

George Stengline, " 6 00 

$196 25 

GRADING AND HARDENING HILL ROAD. 

A. H. Graves, team and labor, $15 75 

B. M. Warner, " " 
Horace Shumway, " " 

C. L. Graves, " " 
C. E. Rhoades, « " 
Henry S. Hubbard," " 
Lewis Raboin, " " 
Alfred Breor, « « 
Moses E. Warner, " « 
Joseph Raboin, " 
J. J. Ryati, « 
Richard Fitzgerald, « 
John Ryan, " 
James Orman, " 

GRADING AND HARDENING FROM 

TO NORTHAMPTON ROAD. 

Charles W. Wade, team and labor,, $ 6 12 

J. S. Newman, 
Horace Shumway, 
A L. Strong, 
J. S. Carl, 
M. P. Bradford, 
J. M. Strong, 
Henry Vollinger, 
B. M. Warner, 
J. J. Ryan, 
James McGrath, 
John B. Smith, 
John Ryan, 
J f E. Stoddard, 

$40 87 



10 50 




19 25 




14 25 




6 75 




5 25 




5 25 




5 25 




3 50 




2 25 




3 00 




1 50 




3 00 




1 50 






$97 00 
DEPOT 


THE 



8 25 


12 25 


1 75 


1 75 


1 75 


1 75 


1 75 


1 75 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


2 25 


1 50 



18 



HARDENING DEPOT ROAD 



John Vollinger, 
J. S. Newman, " 

James Mullins, " 

George Vollinger, " 
William E. Boyle, " 
Henry Vollinger, " 
Lawrence Doppman, u 
John Stengline, " 

Fred Kleasner, " 

A. L. Strong, « 

Charles W. Wade, " 
Paul Balise, " 

J. M. Strong, « 

H. Shumway, " 

M. P. Bradford, " 

J. S. Carl, 
J. J. Ryan, 
Frank Batzold, 
James McGrath, 
Peter Denlein, > 
George Steele, 
George Vollinger, Jr., 
George Bitner, 
George Stengline, 
Edmund Powers, Est., 



team and labor, 

a u 



$7 00 
10 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
25 
25 
00 
00 



14 00 



00 
00 
50 
25 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



$146 25 



REBUILDING CULVERT IN WEST BROOK. 



Willis Holden, team and labor, 


$19 50 


George M. Donaldson, 


cc 


1 50 


James Mullin, 


cc 


5 00 


George Anderson, 


« 


3 00 


Cornelius Murphy, 


f( 


3 00 


Henry R. Graves, loam and 


stone, 


3 00 



$35 00 



19 
GRADING AND HARDENING PROSPECT STREET. 



John Sheehan, 


team and labor, 


$12 00 


Michael Boyle, Est, 


cc 


cc 


8 50 


Horace Shumway, 


(( 


cc 


7 00 


Paul Balise, 


cc 


cc 


5 25 


George Vollinger, 


C( 


cc 


5 25 


John Vollinger, 


« 


cc 


5 25 


John Stengline, 


cc 


cc 


5 25 


Henry Vollinger, 


cc 


cc 


3 50 


James Ryan, 


cc 


cc 


3 50 


James Mullin, 


cc 


cc 


3 50 


J. 8. Newman, 


cc 


cc 


5 00 


John McHugh, 


cc 


cc 


3 50 


Thomas J. Ryan, 


cc 


cc 


3 50 


J. J. Ryan, 




cc 


3 00 


Dennis P. MoGrath, 




cc 


3 00 


John Winzel, 




cc 


3 00 


James McGrath, 




cc 


3 00 


Michael Sperber, 




cc 


1 50 



$84 50 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



William C. Dickinson, treasurer, $100 00 

E. S. Warner, services as selectman, 50 00 

C.A.Jones, « " 50 00 

M. J. Ryan, « « 125 00 
M. J. Ryan, services highway commissioner, 100 00 

W. D. Billings, town clerk, 150 00 

L. H. Kingsley, assessor, 61 00 

H. R. Graves, « 60 00 

W. D. Billings « 60 00 

K. R. Finn, tax collector, 100 00 

W. D. Billings, serving dog warrant, 5 00 

David Billings, school committee, 10 00 

D. P. McGrath, constable, 2 00 

M. J, Prouk, constaMe, 9 00 



;m 



m$ 



20 



George Belden, ballot clerk, 
M. P. Bradford, " " 
Thomas O'Dea, " « 

B. M. Warner, « " 

C. K. Morton, elector, 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

Wade & Daniels, printing reports, $29 20 

Dana Kingsley, cleaning school house, 3 50 

John McGrath, cleaning at town hall, 2 00 

Silas S. D wight, coal for M. building, 40 75 

C. D. Bardwell, services as janitor town hall, 49 50 

Mrs M. Hade, cleaning memorial building, 1 75 
Mrs Mitchel Proulx, cleaning memorial building 1 75 

Mrs F. C. Dugal, « " 1 00 

Wade & Daniels, printing tax bills, 1 75 

Martin Coly, sawing wood town hall, 5 00 
William D. Billings, janitor memorial building, 85 00 

E. P. Lyman, repairs at town hall, 16 00 

J. H. Sanderson, work at memorial building, 3 80 

E. S. Warner, inspecting cattle, 70 00 
Sidney E. Bridgman & Co., collector's book 

and stationery, 9 35 

Gazette Printing Co., program memorial day, 6 50 

L. S. Crafts, care watering tank, 10 00 

M. J. Ryan, brooms, dusters, etc., mem. bldg, 2 10 

- : . lamps memorial building, 7 25 

cash paid for hook, mem building, 80 

can and oil memorial building, 62 

cash paid for lawn mower, 4 00 

cash paid for grass seed, 2 00 

for lamp for library, 4 50 

M. R. Warren, collector's cash book, 1 75 

Avon C. Matthews, window screen and doors 

for memorial building, 61 25 

Henry M. Meek, election law posters, 1 06 

R. R. Finn, cash paid cleaning school house, 6 00 



n oo 




2 00 




2 00 




2 00 




10 00 






$900 00 



21 

C. M. Barton, cash paid cleaning school house, 

Mrs M. Hade, cleaning school house, 

Emory C. and Eugene E. Davis, surveying the 

proposed water route, 
Dana Kingsley, cleaning school house, 
W. D. Billings, cash paid dog license blanks, 
cash paid keys mem. building, 
cash paid win. lifter m. bld'g, 
William M. Olin, Secretary for standard ink, 
J. H. Sanderson, moving book case, 
M. Fitzgibbon, care of watering tank, 
E. N, Pike, services as engineer, 
A. M. Peck, recording deaths, 
Luther A. Taber, repairing clocks at schools, 
Pierce & Rolfe, window glass for schools, 
Wade & Daniels, printing notices, 
Avon C. Matthews, storm door and transom for 

memorial building, 
Mrs. John Smith, cleaning school house, 
L. H. Kingsley, team for water inspector, 
M. J. Ryan, kerosene oil for library, 
M. J. Ryan, axe, spikes, etc., 
Samuel P. Billings, Justice of Peace, 
S. W. Kingsley, repairs on road machine and 

school houses, 
H. Shumway, exp. to Town Clerk and library, 
Committee on Water supply, expenses to 

Boston, 13 00 

C. M. Barton, stationery and postage, 1 35 

J. H. Howard, kerosene oil for town hall, library, 

and brooms, etc., for schools, 7 79 

C. K. Morton, car fare as Memorial Committee, 4 00 



, $3 90 


4 25 


i 

125 80 


6 00 


1 25 


1 30 


1 50 


2 00 


2 00 


2 50 


10 00 


5 75 


5 50 


2 25 


1 50 


>r 
26 50 


6 00 


1 00 


1 81 


6 52 


3 00 


7 20 


11 60 



$693 45 



M. J. RYAN, ) Selectmen 
C. L. GRAVES, }- of 
C. A. JONES, ) Hatfield. 



22 

I have this day examined the Books and Accounts of the Se. 
lectmen and find them correct. 

\ C. S. SHATTUCK, Auditor. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 4, 1895. 



TOTAL AMOUNT OP ORDERS DRAWN TO MARCH 

1, 1895. 



Old Bills, 


$236 91 


Poor, 


1,645 81 


State Aid, 


24 00 


Library, 


254 29 


Memorial Day Appropriation, 


100 00 


Cemetery, 


50 00 


Schools, 


2,576 26 


Music in Schools, 


150 00 


School Books and Supplies, 


255 15 


School House Repairs, 


121 45 


Repairs on Union Hall, 


193 66 


Memorial Building, 


1,641 08 


Grading and Seeding Memorial Grounds, 


25 95 


Highways and Bridges, 


2,360 57 


Sidewalks, 


286 93 


Town Officers, 


900 00 


Contingents, 


693 45 




$11,515 51 



23 
APPROPRIATIONS. 

For the year ending March 1, 1895. 

Poor, $1,500 00 

Library, 250 00 

Memorial Day, 100 00 

Cemeteries, 50 00 

Schools, 2,000 00 

Music in schools, 150 00 

School house repairs, 200 00 

School books and supplies, 250 00 

Repairs on Union hall, 200 00 

Memorial building, 1,500 00 

Highway and bridges, 2,500 00 

Sidewalks, 800 00 

Interest, 150 00 

Town officers, 900 00 

Contingent, 500 00 



#10,550 00 



LIST OF JURORS, 



Reported March 1, 1895. 

W. H. Belden, D. P. McGrath, 

S. P. Billings, Charles Wells, 

M. H. Burke, John Vollinger, 

Fred Carl, Charles W. Wade, 

C. H. Crafts, John H. O'Dea, 

Wm. C. Dickinson, A. H. Graves, 

James Porter, George Belden, 

J. H. Howard, George Billings, 

W. B. Langdon, J. M. Strong, 

John McHugh, Jr., L. L. Pease, 
Roswell Hubbard. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Wm. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, in Account with the Town 
op Hatfield. 

Dr. 

To cash received from R. R. Finn, Collector, '$831 06 
D. P. McGrath, « 9,692 69 
National Bank Tax, 1,575 35 
Income of School Fund 345 09 
Corporation^Tax, 281 83 

City Northampton, tui. 191 25 
A. D. & L. E. Esrt- 

lett, support of S. D. 

Bartlett, 132 78 

Dog Fund refunded, 103 21 
State Aid, 48 00 

Rer»t of Towa Ha 1 !, 37 00 

Memorial Day App'n ; 15 25 
Trans. State Paupers, 6 00 
Sale of Chair, 4 00 

-$13,263 51 

TO CASH RECEIVED PROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, $1*000 00 

1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

— 5,000 Oo 

Balance due the Treasurer, 1,268 77 

$19,532 %% 
24 



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25 
Cr. 

By balance due Treasurer from old account, $ 264 35 

Cash paid Selectmen's orders, 11,515 51 

County Tax, 1,648 99 

State Tax, 920 00 

Interest on notes, 183 43 

— : $14,582 28 



BT CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, $1,000 00 

1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
5,000 



« 


u 


a. 


u 


u 


a 


cc 


a 


a 


a 


a 


a 



$19,532 28 



in account with r. r. finn, collector. 

Dr. 

To cash received, $831 06 

Orders of abatement, 26 00 



$857 06 



Cr. 



By balance uncollected taxes 1893-94, $857 06 

in account with d. p. mcgrath, collector. ~ 

Dr. 

To cash received, $9,692 69 

Balance uncollected taxes, 1,229 91 

$10,922 60 

Cr. 

By assessors warrant 1894-95, $10,922 60 



26 



SUMMARY. 



Uncollected taxes, $1,229 91 

Due from state aid, 103 84 

Due from C. D. Bardwell, 48 60 



$1,382 35 

Due the treasurer, 1,268 77 



Balance in favor of the town, $113 58 



I have this day examined the books, vouchers and accounts of 
the Treasurer and find the same correct. 

C. S. SHATTUCK, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 6, 1895. 



TOWN CLERK'S EEPORT. 



The vital statistics of the town of Hatfield for the year 1894, 
are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES, 


January, 

February, 

March, 


2 
1 
3 




. 

1 


2 
1 

2 


May, 
June, 


3 
5 


1 

2 


2 
3 


July, 
August, 
September, 
October, 


1 
3 
5 
1 



2 
2 



1 
1 
3 
1 


November, 
December, 


2 
3 


1 

1 


1 

2 



Total, 29 10 

BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



19 



Born in United States, 
Canada, 
Poland, 
Germany, 
Ireland, 
England, 
Sweden, 



Father, 
14 
4 
4 
3 
2 
1 
1 



Mother g 
18 
2 
4 
4 
1 





27 



29 



29ito 



28 



Birth rate for five preceding years : 
1889 1890 1891 1892 

26 23 24 33 



1893 
24 



MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 



January, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

July, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



Total, 
First marriage of both parties, 
Second marriage of both parties, 
Second of groom, first of bride, 
Age of oldest bride, 
Age of youngest bride, 
Age of oldest groom, 
Age of youngest groom, 
Average age of brides, 
Average age of grooms, 



16 

14 

1 

1 

49 years 
19 years 
53 years 
21 years 
25 years 
27 vears 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



Born in United States, 
Germany, 
Ireland, 
Poland, 



Groom. 

12 

2 

3 

1 



Bride 

11 

3 

1 

1 



16 16 

Number of certificates of marriage issued from this office, 16. 

Marriages for five previous years : 
1859 1890 1891 1892 1893 

10 8 11 13 10 



29 
DEATHS BY MONTHS. 





NO. 




MALES. 


FEMALES. 


January, 


6 




5 




1 


March, 


1 




1 







May, 


2 




1 




1 


June, 


1 




1 







July, 


2 




2 







August, 


2 




1 




1 


September, 


6 




2 




4 


October, 


1 









1 


November, 


1 









1 


December, 


1 




1 







Total, 


23 




14 




9 






NO, 


. ' MALES. 


FEMALES 


Under one year of age, 




6 




3 


3 


Between 1 and 5 years, 




1 




1 


. 


5 and 10, 















10 and 20, 















20 and 30, 




2 




1 


1 


30 and 40, 















40 and 50, 















50 and 60, 




. 2 




2 





60 and 70, 




2 




1 


1 


70 and 80, 




9 




4 


5 


80 and 90, 




1 




1 






Total, 23 13 

Average age of persons deceased, 45 years. 
Age of oldest person deceased, 80 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



10 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


Born in United States, 


18 


10 


8 


Ireland, 


3 


2 


1 


Germany, 
Canada, 


1 

1 



1 


1 





23 



13 



10 



30 

Death rate for five previous years 



1889 


1890 


1891 


1892 


1893 


22 


22 


23 


40 


18 



Causes of death classified according to the nomenclature 
adopted by the State Board of Registration. 



ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 




La Grippe, 
Dysentery, 


1 
1 


CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 




Phthisis (Consumption of lungs), 
Cancer of liver, - 


2 
2 


LOCAL DISEASES. 




Apoplexy, 
Paralysis, 
Pneumonia, 


1 
3 
3 


Convulsions, 


1 


Asthma, 


2 


DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 




Premature birth, 


4 


Cyanosis, 


1 


VIOLENT DEATHS. 




Drowning, 

Casualty (Run over by loaded wagon) 


1 
1 



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NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Coville, Theodore Baggs, 

Alfred Gowash, Austin S. Jones, 

George W. Smith, Ezra A. Howard, 

Edmund Powers, Mrs. Alvira Daugherty, 

Moses "W. Kingsley, Mrs. Mariette Houghton, 

Michael Boyle, Arthur Favreault, 

Joseph Douyard, Jr., Miss Mary E. Cutter, 

Charles E. Kingsley, Anna Gotz, 

Mrs. Philura T. Hubbard, Annie Wenzle, 

Mrs. Mary McHugh, Child of Alfred Jubinville, 

Three children of Joseph Douyard (triplets). 



DOGS. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending November 
30th, 1894, with the receipts and settlement of the account with 
the County treasurer, is as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 

77 Male dogs at $2.00 each, $154 00 

3 Female dogs at $5.00 each, 15 00 

$169 00 

Less fees 80 dogs at 20 eents, 16 00 



$153 00 
Paid Lewis Warner County Treasurer, $153 00 

Amount paid the County Treasurer on this account for the five 
previous years. 

1889 ' 1890 1891 1892 1893 

$120 00 $135 00 $150 60 $144 00 $145 80 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



Report of the Library Committee, 



The fruits of Mr. Dickinson's generosity in giving the 
town the Memorial Building appear in the history of the 
library during the past year. Forty-five hundred books 
were issued in ten months of 1894. Three hundred and fifty 
new books were bought. Particular attention has been giv- 
en to securing books for juvenile readers. Consequently the 
library is more and more patronized by the boys and girls, 
and by the teachers and pupils of the schools and academy. 
The demand is also turning from fiction to other departments 
of literature. 

But increased patronage makes increase in the work of 
administration. For one thing there are so many calls for 
books when the library opens, that the librarian needs an 
assistant. Therefore your committee ask an advance in the 
library appropriation from $250 to $300. 

The hope meantime is cherished that some friend of the 
town will make the town a gift of money which can consti- 
tute a permanent fund for the benefit of the library. In 
such a case, the proceeds of the fund could be employed in 
the purchase of books and the town appropriation be devoted 
simply to the cost of administration. The library then 
could be opened oftener and generally made' more accessible, 
as well as be enlarged each year more extensively with new 
and attractive publications. 

The committee wish that the library might be opened 
for a reading room several evenings in the week, and furnish- 

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ed with some of the leading newspapers and magazines on 
file. Then the library would become, in some sense as never 
before, what a town library should be. Lives of men that 
have done the world service teach how such lives in their 
beginnings are associated with a relish for reading. It pays 
therefore for a town to give its young people every facility 
for reading, even if few avail themselves of such advantages. 

ROBT. M. WOODS, ) 

ERASTUS F. BILLINGS, [ Committee. 
CHAS. L. GRAVES, ) 



REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



SUPERVISORS REPORT. 



I think the average of school work in town has been 
equal to that of previous years. The opportunities of the 
schools are as nearly equal as they can be made, and lie 
points where best work is done shift from school to scho. I, 
almost exactly as we are able to secure more talented teach- 
ers for longer periods of time here or there. 

I have given considerable attention to the heating of 
rooms the past winter. Windows and doors have not been 
opened for cooling or ventilating in the three buildings in 
the south part of the town, which are supplied with an 
abundance of air otherwise, unless in direct violation of or- 
ders. I think it has not been done. The temperature of 
the school-rooms has been recorded each half hour during 
sessions. All the heaters have been in perfect order except 
that the West Hatfield chimney held an undiscovered ob. 
gtruction for some weeks. I am convinced that the capacity 

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36 

of the heaters is sufficient in each room, and with few ex- 
ceptions the fires when well regulated have been sufficient 
to keep the rooms warm. That rooms have sometimes been 
too cool or too warm, is hardly less than can be said of the 
best regulated dwelling houses. I think there has been con- 
scientious effort on the part of teachers to secure a comforta- 
ble and uniform heating of the rooms, and with reasonable 
success. 

Several matters of importance claim the attention of 
voters. Should the efforts succeed which are being made to 
again unite Deerfield with other towns, to form a superin- 
tendent district, Hatfield may have an opportunity to form 
part of the district. I think we should not inconsiderately 
let such an opportunity go by. The law permitting such 
districts, and offering state aid, has had the trial of six years, 
a large number of towns are availing themselves of its pro- 
visions, and there seems little doubt that soon all towns will 
be required to do so. On the supposition that we unite 
with Deerfield, alone, deducting from our share of the $ 750 
to be raised by the towns uniting, our share of the $500 giv- 
en by the State to the schools of the District, and there re- 
mains about $80, as the sum the town would be actually out 
on account of supervision. 

The new law requiring towns to furnish their children 
with the advantages of a high school within the town, or 
pay their tuitions in out-of-town high schools, which they 
may attend, comes only indirectly within the province of 
this report ; and yet if Smith Academy is to be made the 
equivalent of a high school, something must be done by the 
town to enable pupils from the lower schools to fit for a 
school of that grade. 

The entrance requirements of the Academy now are 
much too low to admit of its giving its pupils a full high 
gchool course, even in the five years which is occupied. 
Most of them get in in seven years, and not a few in six, 
while the large cities require nine years to reach the high 



37 

school ; and besides their years are four weeks longer than 
ours, so that nine years of their work counts for as much time 
as ten of ours. The Academy is still further hampered in its 
attempt to maintain the standing of a high- school by the 
immature age of those who enter, which unfits them to as- 
sume the manners and profit by the kind of mental discipline 
which belongs to so high a grade of school. 

By consolidating and grading the public schools we 
might add greatly to their efficiency, and with the academy 
standard of admission raised so as to keep pupils in the 
lower schools the full eight years I think we might fit them 
to finish creditably a high school course in five years. This 
consolidation perhaps had best not extend to the primary 
schools, but might readily be effected in the three upper 
grade schools, — the Center, Hill and West Hatfield Gram 
mar, making of them two schools, an Intermediate and a 
Grammar. The necessary conveyance for this purpose 
could be effected b} r running a team from West Hatfield by 
the Hill to the Center and returning by the same road, 
morning and afternoon, and the expense of this would be 
met by the money saved by having two schools in place of 
three. Some increase of pay over present rates, however, 
would be required for the teachers in these higher grades, 
and for this the town would have to provide. West Brook 
and the Farms, by consolidating their Primary and Interme- 
diate pupils into one school, and conveying their pupils of 
grammar school attainments to the grammar school in the 
south part of the town, might have the advantages of this 
school to fit them for the Academy without cost to the town. 

The plan of consolidating and grading thus outlined* 
does not propose a longer time for pupils in the lower 
schools, except in so far as the more rigid requirements of 
the Academy would keep the average pupil there the full 
eight years, but depends especially upon the greater efficien- 
cy of the schools when thus arranged. Few persons need 
to be told that a teacher can do better work with one or two 



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classes in each branch taught than with seven, as is often 
seen in the mixed school or four as we find in the partially 
graded schools of this town. In these larger and more im- 
portant schools stronger and more costly teachers would 
have to be employed. To the pupil the monotony of eight 
years in the same class would be relieved, and his new asso- 
ciates and new rivals would -become incentives to better 
work. Teachers of marked talent and superior acquire- 
ments, which in the past have left town because we had 
nothing for them better than the school in which they first 
happened to get employment, could be retained in these 
schools, and the advantage of their talents thus secured to 
all the pupils in town. 

Respectfully, 

C. M. BARTON. 



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SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Appropriated, $2$Q, 00 

Expended, 250 15 

MUSIC. 

Appropriated, 8150 00 

Paid Thomas Charmbury, 150 50 

APPROPRIATIONS AND RECEIPTS. 

Appropriated by the town, $2,000**00 

Received from State Fund, 345 00 

Received from Dog Fund, 103 21 

Tuitions from Northampton, 191 25 

Balance unexpended last year, 56 97 



Total School money, $2,696 52 



EXPENDITURES OF SCHOOL MONEY. 



Amount of Teachers Wages, 
Expended for Fuel, 
Expended for care of houses, 



Balance unexpended, 

$2,696 51 



$2,123 00 
280 31 
167 80 


$2,571 11 
125 41 



42 

Estimate of expenses chargeable to school money for the 
coming year, $2,685 00 

Amount anticipated from Dog Fund, School Fund and 
Tuition, $600 00. 

Estimated amount to be raised by taxation, $2,100 00. 

Estimate for books and supplies, $250 00. 

Estimate for music, $150 00. 

DAVID BILLINGS, 
C. M. BARTON. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF HATFIELD, 




For the Hear Ending February 29, 1896. 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS.: 

WADE & DANIELS, Printers. 
1896. 



AETICLES IN THE WAEEANT FOE TOWN 
MEETING MAECH 16, 1896. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2.— To choose all necessary town officers including 
one member of the School Committee for one year and one 
member for three years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith, Esq. 

Art. 4. — To revise and accept the list of jurors. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer? 
School Committee and Superintendent of Schools, and act 
thereon. 

Art* 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. — To take action in relation to raising money to de_ 
fray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. — To take action in relation to the maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. '9. — To see what action the town will take in relation 
to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
the Public Library and choose a committee for the same- 



Art. 11. — To take action in relation to the support of the 
poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 13. — To vote by ballot, "Yes" or "No" on the question 
"Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this town for the ensuing year." 

Art. 14. — To see if the town will employ a teacher of music 
in the Public Schools. 

Art. 15. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
the care of cemeteries. 

Art. 16. —To see if the town will make an appropriation to 
build an Iron Bridge on the Depot road. 

Art. 17. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
the purchase of a road machine. 

Art. 18. — To hear the report of the Committee chosen at 
the last annual meeting in regard to the conveyance of 
pupils and the payment of tuitions at Smith Academy and 
act thereon. 

Art. 19. — To hear the report of the Commissioner's in re_ 
gard to the creation of sinking fund to pay the Water debt 
and act thereon. 

Art. 20. — To see if the town will make an appropriation to 
establish watering places. 

Art. 21. — To see if the town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children in Smith 
Academy who are of suitable age and attainments to 
attend High School. 

Art. 22. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
the conveyance of pupils. 



Art. 23. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
special repairs on school houses. 

Art. 24. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
reference books and maps for schools. 

Art. 25. — To see if the town will extend the proposed water 
supply to North Hatfield and make an appropriation for 
the same by making an additional loan or otherwise. 

Art. 26. To see if the town will authorize the Water Com- 
missioners to draw orders for their own bills upon the 
Town Treasurer and also define the duties of said Commis- 
sioners. 

Art. 27. — To see if the town will vote to enlarge the West- 
brook Cemetery and make an appropriation for the same. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield : 

Your Selectmen submit the following report of the expenses 
of the Town, for the year ending February 29, 1896. 

OLD BILLS. 

W. D. Billings, services as town clerk, 1894, $50 00 

W. D. Billings, janitor Memorial building, 

1894, 18 75 

W. D. Billings, obtaining, recording and in- 
dexing births, marriages and deaths, 23 15 

W. D. Billings, serving Selectmen's warrant, 12 00 

H. G. Moore, plank, 15 76 

T. Baggs estate, keeping tramps, 16 00 

R. R. Finn, school committee, 10 00 

City of Northampton, aid to Mrs. Daniel 

Doolan, 1893-94, • 49 70 

Gazette Printing Co., publishing Cattle Com- 
missioners' notice, 

C. D. Bardwell, chain for sch. house window, 

R. E. Edwards, chairs for schools, 

J. B. (yDonnell, drafting water bill and type 
writing, 

S. S. Dwight, coal for Mem building, 

C. M. Barton, medical attendance, Mary 
Wheeler, 1894, 

$295 33 



15 00 


4 25 


14 40 


35 00 


23 32 


8 00 



8 
SUPERVISOR OF SCHOOLS, 1894. 
C. M. Barton, services, $200 00 

POOR. 

We have the following named persons boarding in fam- 
ilies : 

Patrick Russell, aged 69, at $2.50 per week. 
Maud Remiliard, aged 12, at $6 per month. 

At the Northampton Alms House. 

Sidonie Vollinger, aged 83, at $2.75 per week. 
Lettie Wheeler, aged 16, at $2.50 per week. 
Arnold Graves, aged 14, at $2.50 per week. 

At the Northampton Lunatic Hospital. 

A. M. Richmond, aged 64, at $3.25 per week. 
F. L. Mosher, aged 33, at $3.25 per week. 
James Murray, aged 26, at $3.25 per week. 
Theodore Sikes, aged 50, at $3.25 per week. 
S. D. Bartlett, aged 76, at $3.25 per week. 

Poor Expenditures. 

N. L. Hospital, board A. M. Richmond, 

board F. L. Mosher, 

board Theodore Sikes, 

board James Murray, 

S. D. Bartlett, 
Joseph Smith, board Patrick Russell, 
Adelle Allair, board Maud Remiliard, 
W. H. Melendy, board James Shea, 
Adelle Allair, clothes for Maud Remiliard, 
Northampton Almshouse, board Sidonie 

Vollinger, 
Northampton Alms house, bd Let. Wheeler, 
" " bd Arn. Graves, 



$169 46 


169 46 


169 


46 


169 46 


169 


46 


120 


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72 


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25 


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11 


28 


143 


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131 


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131 


19 



F. F. Guilford, clothes for Arnold Graves, 88 04 

clothes for Lettie Wheeler, 5 20 

clothes for Sidonie Vollinger, 4 38 

City Northampton, aid to Joseph Proulx, 4 00 

aid to Mrs. Dan. Dolan, 71 25 

R. E. Edwards, burial of Jared Remington, 15 00 

City of Wobnrn, aid to Albert Wheeler, 4 28 

Com. of Mass., aid to " 8 57 

M. J. Eyan, clothes and car fare; Al. Wheeler, 7 75 

Chas. A. Byrne, med. atten. " " 22 00 

" " " Patrick Russell, 5 00 

M. J. Ryan, clothes for Maud Remiliad, 

" " James Shea, 
T. Baggs estate, keeping tramps, 
M. J. Ryan, crackers for tramps, 

Received from A. D. and L. E. Bartlett, 
for support S. D. Bartlett, 



STATE AID. 

M. N. Anderson, 24 00 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 
C. S. Shattuck, 50 00 

CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 
W. H. Dickinson, 100 00 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT, 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, $50 00 

Lyda E. Kingsley, assistant librarian, 20 50 

M. F. Dumphy, binding books, 29 45 

E. F. Billings, cash paid for books, 2 90 

W. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 10 00 



5 41 




4 41 




4 00 




2 01 






$1,652 26 






169 46 




$1,482 80 



10 



R. M. Woods, cash paid for books, 

Wade & Daniels, printing labels, 

P. H. Chew, books, 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 

C. A. Nichols, books, 

H. Shumway, express, 



U 10 


1 


75 


8 


35 


159 


25 


6 


00 


6 


45 



1298 75 



SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. 

C. M. Barton, $144 83 

TEACHING MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 



Thomas Charmbury, 



$150 00 



SCHOOLS. 




Edith Clark, teaching, 


$ 88 00 


Mary J. Breor, " 


288 00 


Sarah E. Carlton, teaching, 


288 00 


Margaret Allair, " 


288 00 


Mary E. Pellissier, " 


288 00 


Alice M. Dwight, " 


280 00 


Lizzie E. Ryan, a 


288 00 


Bertha Andrews, " 


280 00 


Mabel Bradford, " 


162 50 


S. S. Dwight, coal, 


164 22 


E. M. Martin, coal 


37 52 


Strong & Bradford, wood, 


18 30 


F. G. Bardwell, wood, 


4 50 


G. W. Carlton, sawing wood and Janitor, 


5 50 


E. S. Strong, Janitor, 


32 50 


Bertha Andrews, sweeping and Janitor, 


21 75 


Kate Merrick, sweeping, 


18 00 


Lyda Kingsley, " 


18 00 


Lizzie Garvey, " 


9 55 


C. D. Bardwell, janitor, 


26 00 


Arthur Jubinville, janitor, ' 


■6 00 


Albert Keller, " 


2 25 



11 

James Mullen, Jr., janitor, $2 25 

Harry Hunt, " 16 00 

Martin Coly, sawing wood, 2 25 

E. M. Martin, sundries, 3 13 

E. S. Strong, sweeping, 11 50 

Wm. Ritchmeyer, janitor, 6 50 



SCHOOL BOOKS AND 


SUPPLIES. 


S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 


• $ 9 02 


Silver, Burdette & Co., « 


21 10 


Geo. F. King & Merrill, " 


9 00 


Silver, Burdette & Co, " 


12 25 


Prang Educational Co., " 


8 00 


The American Book Co., books, 


• 6 76 


Ginn & Co., 


37 54 


J. H. Hammett, supplies, 


16 24 


Milton Bradley & Co., books, 


13 94 


S. E. Bridgman & Co., " 


97 14 


D. Appleton & Co., supplies, 


8 40 


D. C. Heath & Co., 


2 50 


Mineral Tablet Co., ink, 


2 00 


C. M. Barton, cash paid for supplies, 


6 11 



$2,664 22 



$250 00 
TUITIONS TO SMITH ACADEMY. 

R. M. Woods, treasurer, $244 25 

SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 

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G. W. Carlton, repairing lock and seats, $ 1" 25 

E. S. Warner, lumber and labor, 4 75 

Harry Hunt, lumber and labor, 25 30 

J. A. Sullivan, cord, pulleys and locks, 4 27 

M. H. Burke, painting and repairing, 52 80 

M, H. Burke, setting glass, 6 10 



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Shumway & Riley, repairs, 812 79 

Samuel Sugland, whitewashing, 12 50 

Frary Brothers, repairs, 2 50 

Mrs Oscar Belden, cash paid for repairs, 3 40 



8125 66 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

Strong & Bradford, wood, 

Adam Saracca, sawing wood, 

S. S. D wight, coal, 

W. D. Billlings, janitor, 

W. D. Billings, sundries, 

J. H. Sanderson, putting up storm door, 



$ 9 


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2 


30 


44 


73 


75 


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8 


55 




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8140 08 



CEMETERY FENCE IN WEST HATFIELD. 

Page Woven Wire Fence Co., wire and gates, 847 50 

Strong & Bradford, posts, 15 61 

J. S. Newman, labor, 4 50 

J. S. Carl, labor, 2 00 

Joseph Kleasner, labor, 1 50 

John Batzold, labor, 1 50 

M. H Burke, painting posts, 12 14 



884 75 



PLANK, LUMBER, ETC., FOR HIGHWAYS AND 

BRIDGES. 

Strong & Bradford, lumber, 
S. W. & A. B. Lee, soil pipe, 
M. J. Ryan, spikes etc., 

FERRY ROAD. 

E. Hamelle, labor, 89 60 



8206 94 




6 30 




12 58 






8225 82 



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ORDINARY REPAIRS ON HIGHWAYS AND 
BRIDGES. 



Horace Shumway, 


team and labor, 


$219 55 


Willis Holden, 


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144 25 


John Stengline, 


a 


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6 25 


D. W. Wells, 


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a 


5 00 


G. A. Billings, 


a 


a 


5 25 


J. S. Carl, 


a 


a 


4 25 


C. L. Graves, 


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a 


6 75 


John Batzold, 


u 


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1 75 


J. B. Ryan, 


a 


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1 75 


James Ryan, 


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6 00 


S. J. Connery, labor, 




40 


Thomas McGrath, 


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75 


Joseph Clevey, 


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75 


F. E. Lovett, 


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; 75 


T. J. Ryan, 


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' 4 88 


A. Breor, 


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5 50 


Geo. Vollinger, 


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75 


J. A. Cutter, 


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3 75 


David Powers, 


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2 25 


G. M. Donaldson, 


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4 50 


John Stodard, 


u 




7 50 


G. W. Reid, 


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4 00 


F. Schepp, 


a 




3 75 


J. S. Newman, 


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46 15 


F. T. Vining, 


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5 93 


W. P. Boyle, 


a 




2 25 


L. S. Crafts, 


a 




2 62 


John Kiley, 


u 




4 00 


E. N. Dickinson, team and labor, 


7 12 



$508 40 



BUILDING STONE CULVERT IN WEST BROOK. 



Willis Holden, team and labor, 
C. H. Crafts, labor, 



$3 50 
75 



14 

James Mullins, labor, 
Wm. Barnes, " 
John Kiley, " 

C. W. Wolfrom, " 
C. W. Wolfrom, stone, 

$21 75 

FILLING WASHOUT ON SCHOOL STREET. 



$2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


1 


50 


10 


00 



Jacob Carl, team and labor, 


$7 00 


C. K. Morton, team and labor, 


7 00 


J. McHugh, team and labor, 


10 50 


John Sheehan, team and labor, 


9 25 


M. Boyle Est., team and labor, 


6 12 


M. Boyle Est., sand, 


10 00 


F. Pease, team and labor, 


7 00 


F. H. Bardwell, team and labor, 


3 50 


Wm. Barnes, labor, 


3 00 


Chas. O'Neil, " 


3 00 


S. J. Connery, labor, 


3 00 


Charles McHugh, labor, 


3 00 


Michael Hade, labor, 


2 25 


Thomas MeGrath, labor, 


2 25 


J. H. Sanderson, " 


75 



$77 62 



FILLING WASHOUT ON MAIN STREET. 



D. W. Wells, 


team and labor, 


$3 50 


D. P. Morton's est. " 


3 50 


S. E. Brigg, 


u u 


3 50 


M. J. Proulx, 


ii u 


3 50 


James Ryan, 


a u 


5 00 


E. B. Dickinson 


a a 


3 50 


M. E. Warner, 


u (< 


5 25 


E. S. Warner, 


a a 


6 00 


E. Godin, 


a K 


1 75 


Mitchel Proulx, 


labor, 


1 12 



15 

E. Bushee, labor, $0 75 
R. B. Abbott, « 75 

F. Schepp, « 75 

— $38 87 

FILLING WASHOUT ON BRIDGE LANE. 

D. P. Morton's estate, team and labor, $3 37 

E. B. Dickinson, " " 

F. H. Bardwell, a " 
E. Godin, 

John McHugii, labor, 
E. Bushee " 

Mitchel Proulx, " 
Charles O'Neil, " 
S. J. Conery, " 
Chas. McHugh, " 
Thos. McGrath, " 
Michael Hade, " 
J. F. Ryan, " 



2 


62 


3 


50 


3 


50 


1 


88 


1 


88 


1 


88 




38 




38 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 



$25 39 



REPAIRING PINE BRIDGE. 



Joseph Murray, labor and tools, 


$35 00 


M. J. Proux, team and labor, 


5 75 


J. Burke, labor, 


3 00 


J. T. Burke, labor, 


6 75 


E. Brainard, " 


1 50 


L. II. Gould, « 


3 75 


James Ryan, team and labor, 


2 50 



$58 25 



REPAIRING BROOK, HOLLOW BROOK. 

B. M. Warner, team and labor, 
A. Breor, labor, 
J. S. Newman, labor, 

C. L. Graves, " 



11 


00 


3 


00 


2 


25 


1 


50 



17 75 



$6 


50 


5 


00 


6 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


7 MILL 


i R< 


13.50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


6 


50 


1 


50 



16 
HARDENING ROAD IN NORTH HATFIELD. 

C. A. Jones, team and labor, 
W. H. Belden, « « 

H. G. Moore, " " 

O. S. Graves, " " 

W. Holden, " « 

25 00 

DRAWING GRAVEL OI AD. 

M. P. Bradford, team and labor, 
H. Wade, team and labor, 
J. S. Carl, team and labor, 
A. L. Strong, team and labor, 
J. Batzold, Jr., team and labor, 
J. S. Newman, team and labor, 
J. A. Cutter, labor, 

$25 50 

REPAIRING BRIDGES ON OLD DEPOT ROAD. 

Strong & Bradford, lumber, 
Geo. Bitner, labor, 
John Stengline, labor, 
J. Mullins, labor, 
Geo. Vollinger, labor, 
H. Shumway, labor, 

$27 6: 

STATE HIGHWAY SURVEY. 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, surveying, plans, and profile, $73 50 

EXPENDITURES OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

S. & F. Dickinson, land, $57 30 

Wm. P. Allis, land, 400 00 

Recording deeds of land, 1 00 

Northampton Daily Herald Advertising, 2 00 



$19 


67 


2 


00 


2 


25 


1 


50 


1 


50 




75 



$10 80 


12 


60 


10 


00 


20 


00 


2 


25 


100 


00 


12 


00 


130 


98 



17 



Engineering News Publishing Co., adv., 
Engineering Record, adv., 
Elizabeth H. Billings, deed of land, 

D. J. Wright, deed of land, 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, expense, 

engineering, 
Metcalf & Co., printing, 
B. & M. R. R. Co., freight on pipe, 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

C. A. Jones, Selectman, 

C. L. Graves, Selectman, 
M. J. Ryan, Selectman, 
M. J. Ryan, highway commissioner, 
W. C. Dickinson, treasurer, 
W. D. Billings, town clerk, 
W D. Billings, assessor, 
L. H. Kingsley, assessor, 
A. L. Strong, assessor, 

D. P. McGratb, tax collector, 
J. H. Sanderson, ballot clerk, 
J. H. O'Dea, ballot clerk, 

E. A. Breor, ballot clerk, 
Roswell Billings., Ballot clerk, 

C. K. Morton, elector, 
David Billings, school committee, 
E. S. Warner, school committee, 
Mrs. Oscar Belden, school committee, 

D. W. Wells, registrar of voters, 
T. J. Ryan, registrar of voters, 
£L S. Hubbard, registrar of voters, 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

Wade & Daniels, printing reports, $34 12 

E. S. Warner, inspecting cattle, 126 00 



$50 00 


50 


00 


125 


00 


• 150 


00 


100 


00 


200 


00 


52 


00 


56 


25 


51 


25 


100 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


11 


50 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 



$758 93 



$1,008 00 



u 


00 


3 


50 


2 


25 


6 


25 



18 

R. D. Kingsley, tending ferry on Maple St., 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., pauper register, 
Oscar Belden, Jr., repairing bell No. Hatfield 

School house, 
Cecil T. Bagnall, tax schedule for assessors, 
George M. Southworth, canvassing books for 

assessors, 1 80 

M. J. Ryan, cash paid for Court entry, etc., in 

regard to separation of grades, 
L. P. Woodbury, wire, glass, etc., tramp house, 
Geo. Taylor & Co., repairs for road machine, 
F. V. Woodbury, striking hammer, 
E. Grebner, use of boat on Maple street, 
L. S. Crafts, care of watering tank, 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., stationery for town 

clerk and collector's book, 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid for express, etc , 
C. W. Wolfrom, cash paid for tax bills, 
C. D. Bard well, cleaning school house, 
C. D. Bard well, janitor town hall, 
E. S. Warner, cash paid for cleaning school 

houses, 
Allen Bros., flags for schools, 
Harry Hunt, lumber and labor repairing 

tramp house, 
W. D. Billings, serving dog warrant, 
W. D. Billings, copying valuation book, 
M. J. Proulx, tending ferry on school street, 
M. J. Proulx, services as constable", 
C. D. Bardwell, chain for school house window, 
A. L. Strong, flag pole for schools, 
A. M. Peck, services as sexton, 
A. M. Peck, recording deaths, 
T. M. Shepherd, designing seal, 
Wade & Daniels, printing notices and ballots, 
M. Fitzgibbons, care of watering tank, 
Chas. A. Byrne, returning births, 
W. D. Billings, serving selectmen warrants, 



14 


50 


4 


34 


11 


55 




82 


3 


00 


10 


00 


6 


40 


6 


49 


1 


50 


12 


00 


60 


00 


13 


50 


25 


00 


5 


25 


.5 


00 


10 


00 


6 


00 


2 


00 


3 


40 


4 


80 


4 


00 


4 


25 


50 


00 


7 


25 


2 


50 


3 


50 


24 


00 



19 



W. D. Billings, recording births marriages and 

deaths, 
M. J. Ryan, brooms, pails, etc., for schools, 
Lamps and Oil for library, 
blankets for tramp house, 
cash paid for bed and bedding 

for tramp house, 
National Pub. Co., advertising sale of water 

bonds, 
W. C. Dickinson, expenses to Boston and tel 

egraphing, 
E. H. Gay & Co., printing water bonds, 
H. Shumway, express for town clerk, 
S. W. Kingsley, labor on flag pole, etc., 

care of tramp house, 
R. E. Edwards, table and desk for schools, 
C. M. Barton, supply com., for schools, 
J. H. Howard, brooms, etc., schools, 
P. H. Chew, binding mortgage book, 
Harry J. Beebe, Jr., letter book, 
Mrs. Oscar Belden, cash paid cleaning school 

house, 
L. H. Kingsley, copying valuation book, 



817 
4 
3 
2 



20 
35 
10 

00 



4 00 



12 00 





20 00 




25 00 




5 00 




8 25 




8 75 


>,'■ 


7 00 




15 00 




4 98 




1 25 




3 75 

i. 


lOOj 


4 60 




10 00 



$635 20 



M. J. RYAN, ) Selectmen 
C. L. GRAVES, [ of 
G A. JONES, ) Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the Se- 
lectmen and find them correct. 

C. S. SHATTUCK, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., Feb. 29, 1896. 



20 
APPROPRIATIONS, 1895. 
Poor, 81,500 00 



Superintendent of Schools, 1894, 


•200 00 


Library, 


300 00 


Memorial Day Appropriation, 


50 00 


Cemetery, 


100 00 


Schools, 


2,000 00 


Superintendent of Schools, 


240 00 


Music in Schools, 


150 00 


School House Repairs, 


100 00 


School Books and Supplies, 


250 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


1,500 00 


Interest, 


200 00 


Town Officers, 


900 00 


Contingent, 


600 00 


Tuition of scholars to Smith Academy, 


300 00 


Memorial Building, 


150 00 


State Highway Survey, 


75 00 


Cemetery fence in West Hatfield, 


100 00 



88,715 00 



TOTAL AMOUNT OF ORDERS DRAWN TO FEB. 

29, 1896. 

Old Bills, 8295 33 

Superintendent of Schools, 1894, 200 00 

Poor, 1,652 26 

State Aid, 24 00 

Library, 298 75 

Memorial Day Appropriation, 50 00 

Cemetery Appropriation, 100 00 

Schools," 2,664 22 

Schools, Superintendent, 144 33 

Music in Schools, 150 00 

School Books and Supplies, 250 00 

Tuition to Smith Academy, 244 25 



21 



School House Repairs, 

Memorial Building, 

Cemetery fence in West Hatfield, 

Higways and Bridges, 

State Highway Survey, 

Town Officers, 

Contingent, 

Expenditure of Water Commissioners, 



$125 66 




140 08 




84 75 




1,061 62 




73 50 




1,008 00 




635 20 






$9,202 45 






758 93 



LIST OF JURORS 



Reported February 29, 1896. 



W. H. Belden, 








John Vollinger, 


M. H. Burke, 








George Belden, 


Fred Carl, 








J. H. O'Dea, 


C. H. Crafts, 








L. L. Pease, 


James Porter, 








Roswell Hubbard, 


J. H. Howard, 








W. D. Billings, 


W. B. Langdon, 








H. R. Graves, 


John McHugh, Jr., 








Roswell Billings, 


A. H. Graves, 








E. W. Field, 


D. P. McGrath, 








J. S. Carl, 




C. S. Shattuck. 






M. 


J. 


RYAN, ) Selectmen 




C. 


L. 


GRAVES, }■ of 




C. 


A. 


JONES, ) Hatfield. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Wm. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, in Account with the 
Town of Hatfield. 

De. 

To cash received from D. P. McGrath, col., $1,168 98 
C. W. Wolfrom, " 8,850 03 
National Bank tax, 1,158 89 
School Fund, 312 80 

Corporation Tax, 265 80 

A. D. & L. E. Bartlett, 
support of S. D. Bart- 
lett, 169 46 
Dog Fund, 119 16 
Rent of Town Hall, 61 00 
Support, State Paupers, 42 79 
State Aid, 24 00 
District Court, fines 

and forfeitures, 20 00 

Sale of burial lots, 1 00 

812,193 91 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, 



u it 



Balance due the Treasurer, 

22 



81,000 00 


• 




1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






2,000 


00 










85,000 


00 




1 


943 


29 




§18,137 20 



23 
Cr. 

By bal. due Treasurer from old account, $1,268 77 
Cash paid Selectmen's orders, 9,202 45 



County Tax, 

State Tax, 

Insurance, 

Interest on Notes, 

District Court, (Officers,) 


1,596 20 
630 00 
236 25 

187 26 
16 27 

*10 lOT Ctn. 


BY CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, $1,000 00 
" " " 1,000 00 
" " "* 1,000 00 
" . " " . 2,000 00 

<fc£ AAA AA 




WVyVVKJ WU 




$18,137 20 


in account with d. p. mcgrath 

Dr. 

To cash received, 


, COLLECTOR. 

$1,168 98 



Discount on Taxes, 
Orders of abatement, 



Cr. 



$1,168 
88 
42 


98 
05 
00 


$1,299 03 
$1,299 03 


$1,229 
69 


91 
12 



By balance uncollected taxes, 1894-95, 
Interest on taxes, 



in account with c. w. wolprom, collector. 

Dr. 

To cash received, $8,850 03 

Discount on taxes, 71 28 ' 

Balance uncollected taxes, 265 88 

$9,187 19 



24 



Ce. 

By assessors warrant, 1895-96, $9,173 83 

Addition to warrant, 13 36 

. $9,187 19 

in account with water system. 

Dr. 

Cash received from sale of $30,000 Water Bonds, $31,635 33 

Cjb. 

By Cash paid Selectmen's Orders, $ 758 93 

Balance, (loaned,) 30,876 40 

$31,635 33 



SUMMARY. 



From Water System Account, $30,876 40 

Uncollected Taxes, 265 88 

Due from CD. Bardwell, 51 51 

Due from State Aid, 24 00 



-$31,217 79 



Four per cent (30 years,) Water Bonds, $30,000 00 
Due the Treasurer, 943 29 

— $30,943 29 



Balance in favor of the Town, $274 50 



I have this day examined the books, vouchers and accounts 
of the Treasurer and find the same correct. 

C. S. SHATTUCK, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 4, 1896. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



The vital statistics of the town of Hatfield for the year 1895 
are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



February, 

March, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


1 





1 


1 





1 


3 


1 


2 


3 


3 





1 


1 





1 


1 





2 


1 


1 


3 


2 


1 


3 





3 


1 


1 






Total, 



10 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 





Father, 


Mother. 


3orn in United States, 


10 


10 


England, 


1 





Canada, 


1 





Germany, 


4 


5 


Poland, 


3 


3 


India, 





1 



Total, 



25 



19 



19 



26 
Births for five previous years : 



890 


1891 


1892 


1893 


1894 


23 


24 


33 


24 


29 



MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 



January, 

March, 

April, 

June, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

December, 



NO 

1 

1 
1 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 



Total, 

First marriage of both parties, 

First marriage of groom, second of bride, 

Age of oldest bride, 

Age of youngest bride, 

Age of oldest groom, 

Age of youngest groom, (2) 

Average age of brides, 

Average age of grooms, 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS 



Born in United States, 
Poland, 
Ireland, 
Total, 



13 







12 






1 




47 


years 




18 


years 




47 


years 




23 


years 




25 


years 




29 


years 


MARRIED. 




Groom. 




Bride 


11 




10 


2 




2 
1 



13 



13 



Number of certificates of marriage issued from this office, 12 

Marriages for five previous years : 
1890 1891 1892 1893 

8 11 13 10 



1894 
16 



27 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

August, 

September, 

December, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


1 





1 


1 





1 


3 





3 


3 


3 





3 


2 


1 


2 





2 


1 


1 





1 





1 


2 


2 






Total, 



17 





NO. 


MALES. 


PEMALES, 


nder one year of age, 


1 


1 





3tween 1 and 5 years, 











5 and 10, 











10 and 20, 


1 





1 


20 and 30 


2 


1 


1 


30 and 40, 


2 





2 


40 and 50, 


3 


1 


2 


50 and 60, 











60 and 70, 


3 


1 


2 


70 and 80, 


5 


4 


1 



Total, 17 8 

Average age of persons deceased, 50 years. 
Age of oldest person deceased, 79 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 





NO. 


MAMES. 


PEMALES 


in United States, 
Canada, 


16 

1 


8 



8 
1 



Total, 



17 



28 
Deaths for five previous years 



890 


1891 


1892 


1893 


1894 


22 


23 


40 


18 


23 



Causes of death classified according to the nomenclature 
adopted by the State Board of Registration. 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Cancer, 2 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Ulcer Stomach, 1 

Liver Disease, 1 

Pneumonia, 3 

Paralysis, 2 

Nephria, (Bright's Disease,) 3 

Convulsions, 1 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

La Grippe, 1 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Old Age, 1 

Childbirth, 1 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 



Drowning, (Accidental,) 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 

Mrs. Mary J. McGrath, Dwight P. Morton, 

Miss Minerva Moody, Dana L. Belden, (Westfield,) 

Miss Sarah V. Balois, Miss Ellen O'Dea, 

Miss Mary A. Proulx, Mrs. Mary L. Dyer, 

Mrs. Richard T. Morton, Frank J. Steele, 

Wm. M. Jones, Mrs. Alfred Jubinville, 

Edward A. Briggs, Champion B. Dickinson, 

Jared Remington, Jonas Holden. 

Mrs. Alice M. Tilton, (Bennett, Wyoming,) 



17 



29 

DOGS. 

The number oi dogs licensed during the year ending Novem- 
ber 30th, 1895, with the receipts and settlement of the account 
with the County Treasurer, is as follows . 

RECEIPTS. 

77 Male dogs at $2.00 each, $154 00 

3 Female dogs at $5.00 each, 15 00 



$169 00 

Less fees 80 dogs at 20 cents each; 16 00 



$153 00 
Paid County Treasurer, 153 00 

Amount paid the County Treasurer on .this account for five 
previous years- 

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 

$135.00 $150.00 $144.00 $145.80 $153.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



5CH00L COMniTTEE 



For the ¥ear Elding March 1, 1896. 



We bring a favorable report as regards the condition of 
our schools. The same teachers have for the most part been 
employed. Where necessary changes have been made we 
believe progress is being made, and an earnest endeavor to 
overcome obstables which necessarily arise by frequent 
changes. The number enrolled in the schools this present 
year is smaller than one year ago, due to a number entering 
the Academy, and a few attending other schools out of 
town. We believe our scholars would do better work after 
entering the Academy, were they to stay in the Grammar 
grade at least two years longer. 

A proposition was presented to you one year ago, giving 
a remedy for the trouble. A committee will report the 
result of their deliberations. 

We would earnestly request the parents and friends of 
the schools to visit the schools as often as poissible, not only 

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32 

to encourage the teachers, but also to see why their children 
do or do not make such progress as might be desired ; do 
not measure results at home without a corresponding meas- 
ure in school. 

Your Committee report judicious expenditure of moneys 
appropriated for repairs on school buildings, but were 
these buildings made of stone and wrought iron, we think 
repairs would still be necessary, and would recommend care- 
ful and prompt attention to some needed improvements. 
We have complied with the law in regard to providing 
flags for each school building, and the stars and stripes now 
wave in all of our school districts. 

The new system of heating our school buildings is con- 
tinuing to give satisfaction, and the rooms have been com- 
fortable during the winter. 

The plan of uniting with Deerfie]d and Leverett, and 
forming a district with one Superintendent, is proving a 
success. We would, therefore, recommend a continuance 
of the same plan, our part of the expense being 8-29 
of the whole. We are now paying $206.88, but a trifle 
more than by the former plan with a Supervisor, giving his 
whole attention to school work, and his whole heart devoted 
to the welfare of his charge. We are satisfied that better 
results will be obtained than by occcasional disconnected 
visits. 

You have considered the Academy as a substitute for a 
High School, and have paid the tuition of all town scholars 
attending that institution during the past year. The re- 
quirements of the law are the same, and provision necessa- 
ry to meet, these requirements must be considered. We 
would favor a continuation of last year's plan. 

Respectfully Submitted. 

DAVID BILLINGS, 
Mrs. OSCAR BELDEN, 
, E. S. WARNER. 



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Estimate of expenses, chargeable to school 
money for the coming year, under the pres- 
ent arrangement, • $2,700 00 
Amount anticipated from Dog Fund, School 

Fund, and Tuitions, 560 00 

Estimated amount to be raised by taxation, 2,150 00 

Estimate for Books and Supplies, 250 00 

Estimate for Music, 150 ,00 

DAVID BILLINGS, 
Mrs. OSCAR BELDEN, 
E. S, WARNER. 



Supervisor's Report 



To the School Committee : 

I shall not attempt to make an exhaustive report, but to 
call attention to a few points which have been somewhat 
leading objects in my year's work and to others which just 
now most press upon my attention. My experience in other 
towns and the continuous attention I have been able to give 
to school work have been of some value to me, I trust, in my 
duties here. 

Drawing has been put on a much better basis' than 
before by the use of the outline course of the State Super- 
visors. I think we should see that teachers without training 
in this department are not placed in the schools. In this 
way only can we expect even a tolerable showing. 

I have aimed more distinctly than before to gain from 
the reading in the upper grades some useful end aside from 
that of improvement in the art of reading. After acquiring 
a certain degree of facility in reading it would seem feasible 
to give pupils their further practice with books which in 
themselves are of distinct value to the reader. Historical, 
geographical, and literary readers have been used for this 
purpose in about equal numbers. It will be noted by many 
that attempts like this have been made scores ago; but I trust 
the better teaching of to day and a more careful system 
throughout will make a success of what then failed. 

36 



37 

Reading in the lower grades has received much atten- 
tion; for success here seems to be a vital point. Few pupils 
fail to do well in some, at least, of the departments of the 
upper grades who have gotten a fair facility in reading dur- 
ing the first four years of school life. I think the ability of 
pupils to grasp arithmetical subjects has been much improv- 
ed by the use of mental arithmetic. "Arithmetic by Grades" 
in the primary rooms has tended to uniformity of practice in 
the different schools and has much improved the drill. 

Something has been attempted in the way of uniformi- 
ty in methods of teaching and in the order of taking up sub- 
jects in geography by personal direction and the use of 
"Home Geography" and Parker's "How to Teach Geography' 5 
In a similar way Language teaching has been more than be- 
fore brought under direction and made more uniform. We 
need a new text book in arithmetic on which to base direc- 
tions. I anticipate that before long the school work will be- 
come unified so far as to make it possible for all the schools 
to follow the same order of subjects and to be tested by uni- 
form examinations. 

Schools give mental power but I suppose tne churchy 
the community and the home will in the main awaken the 
sentiments which direct it. Still schools have a marked in- 
fluence incidentally which should be conscientiously guarded^ 
and something should be done directly. I have asked teach- 
ers to give sentiments of humanity and kindness special at- 
tention, for the time, by means of school exercise, forming 
Bands of Mercy, etc., and to report to the Superintendent 
any results noticeable. I hope that something in this direc- 
tion will be continued. 

I have aimed to lead the schools to cultivate more a 
taste for literature and art and the power of expression. 
The Reading, Drawing, and Language-teaching, when they 
have the full scope we anticipate for them, will lead up to 
these objects. 



38 

It would be an economy to expend a small sum of money 
for dictionaries of a size small enough to be handled readily 
by pupils and carried about the school-room. The large and 
costly books purchased a year ago would thus be saved much 
needless wear. Large "physical maps for reference and reci- 
tation are becoming a necessity. A special appropriation for 
these items will be needed as no part of the usual appropria- 
tion for books and supplies can be spared for this purpose. 

The advantages of ventilation are now too universally 
recognized to need restatement. We have still two unven- 
tilated school rooms. It seems an opportune time to com- 
plete the work of ventilating, as at present no large outlay 
for repairs is needed. 

The salaries of teachers as at present arranged will 
hardly keep very long our best equipped teachers. I do not 
advocate a wholesale advance of teacher's salaries; but we 
have teachers who can command better pay than they are 
getting and others whom natural gift and experience have 
made valuable who might be induced to make good their 
defects' of education could we give them assurance of better 
compensation afterwards. The consideration of consolidat- 
ing and grading so as to make the number of teachers to re- 
ceive an advance of salary less and their teaching more effec- 
tive is also involved. A little more money in the hands of 
a discreet and far-seeing committee, I think, could be made 
more valuable than any other outlay of equal amounts for 
the schools. 

Respectfully, 

C. M. BARTON, Superintendent. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF HATFIELD, 




Nfc 



w 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March 1,1897 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS. : 

EDWAKD H. WADE, Printer. 
1897. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWK 
MEETING, MARCH 15, 1897. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. — To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of the School Committee for two years,- one 
for three years, one member of the Board of Water 
Commissioners for two years, one for three years, and one 
member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for three 
years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith, Esq. 

Art. 4. — To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer, 
School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Water 
Commissioner, and Sinking Fund Commissioner, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. — To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

3 



Art 8.- To take action in relation to the maintenance 
and repairs of Highways and Bridges for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 9. — To see what action the Town will take in relation 
to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library, and choose a committee for 
the same. 

Art. 11. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
Memorial Day. 

Art. 12. — To take action in relation to the support of the 
Poor for the ensuing year, 

Art. 13. — To vote by ballot, " Yes " or " No," on the ques- 
tion, " Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in this town for the ensuing year." 

Art. 14. —To see if the town will employ a Teacher of 
Music in the Public Schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. — To see if the town will make an appropriation for 
the care of Cemeteries the coming year. 

Art. 16. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on School Houses. 

Art. 17. — To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children in Smith 
Academy, who are of suitable age and attainments to 
attend High School. 

Art. 18. — To see if the Town will vote to employ a teach- 
er of Drawing in the Public Schools, and make an 
appropriation for the same. 



Art. 19. — To see if the Town will vote to pay water rates 
for Hydrants, Water Tanks, and Public Buildings, and 
make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 20. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
to establish a watering place on the corner of Prospect 
Street and Depot road. 

Art. 21. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
to build an iron bridge to replace the so-called Pine bridge 
in North Meadow. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield : 

Your Selectmen submit the following report of the expen- 
ses of the Town, for the year ending March 1st, 1897. 

EXPENDITURES OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



B. & M. R. R. Co., freight on pipe, 
Dennison & Brown, record book, 
B. & M. R. R. Co., freight on pipe, 
John McHugh, drawing pipe, 
M. J. Drummond, water pipe, 



$258 


79 


9 


50 


40 


23 


67 


50 


2,222 


64 



$2,598 66 



POOR. 



We have the following named persons boarding in fam- 
ilies : 

Patrick Russell, aged 70, at $2.50 per week. 
Lettie Wheeler, aged 17, at $2.50 per week. 
Maud Remiliard, aged 13, at $6 per month. 

At the Northampton Alms House. 

Sidonie Vollinger, aged 84, at $2.75 per week. 
Arnold Graves, aged 15, at $2.50 per week. 



At the N. L. Hospital 

A. M. Richmond, aged 65, at |3.25 per week. 
F. L. Mosher, aged 34, at $3.25 per week. 
Theodore Sikes, aged 51, at $3.25 per week. 
James Murray, aged 27, at $3.25 per week. 

Poor Expenditures. 

N. L. Hospital, board A. M. Richmond, $169 92 

F. L. Mosher, 169 92 

Theodore Sikes, 169 92 

James Murray, 169 92 

S. D. Bartlett, 88 21 

Northampton Almshouse, Sidone Vollinger, 143 57 

Lettie Wheeler, 93 19 

Arnold Graves, 130 33 

Clifford Russell, board of Patrick Russell, 130 00 
Adelle Allair, board of Maud Remiliard, 72 00 

W. H. Melendy, board of James Shea, 20 00 

F. F. Guilford, clothes for Lettie Wheeler, 2 00 

F. F. Guilford, clothes for Arnold Graves, 9 15 

City of Worcester, aid to Wm. Hurley, 27 14 

City of Holyoke, aid to and burial of Anthony 

Allaire, 26 00 

A. H. Hoadley, medical attendance of Sidonie 

Vollinger, 
S. W. Kingsley, care of tramps, 
Charles A. Byrne, medical attendance Peter 

Dalansky, 
M. Sperber, board of Peter Dalansky, 
S. W. Kingsley, taking Peter Dalansky to the 

Almshouse, 
Chas. A. Byrne, med. attendance Jas. Kelly, 

" med. attend. Maud Remiliard, 3 00 

" " Wm. Boyle, 

" " Fred Wheeler, 

M. J. Ryan, cash paid for groceries G. A. 

Dennis family, 
M, F. Joy, moving G. A. Dennis family, 



1 


50 


15 


50 


18 


00 


15 


25 


11 


77 


14 


00 


3 


00 


17, 


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6 


00 


2 


75 


7 


00 



9 

J. C. Fahey, med. attend. Sidonie Vollinger, |2 00 

" " Arnold Graves, 1 50 

D. A. Horton, rent G. A. Dennis family, 12 0o 

M. J. Ryan, goods for Maud Remiliard, 6 24 

Oar fare Patrick Russell, 1 00 

Clothes for James Shea, 9 20 

Crackers for tramps, 4 19 

Adelle Allair, clothes for Maud Remiliard, 2 40 

Adelle Allair, sewing for Maud Remiliard, 6 00 

Bridget Shetright, board of James Shea, 17 50 

Mrs. U.S. Hubbard, board Lettie Wheeler, 38 50 

Town of Huntington, aid to G. A. Dennis 

family, 14 00 
J. H. Howard, shoes and rubbers for Maud 

Remiliard, 2 13 

$1,649 70 

Received from A. D. and L. E. Bartlett, 

for support of S. D. Bartlett, 88 21 



Anthony Allair, 



.Hair, for aid furnished 


$1,561 49 




26 00 




$1,535 49 


STATE AID. 





M. N. Anderson, $24 00 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, $50 00 

Marion Billings, assistant librarian, 25 00 

R. M. Woods, cash paid for books, 5 25 

E. H. Wade, printing labels, 3 00 

M. F. Dumphy, binding books, 24 60 

H. H. Carleton & Co., books, 55 78 

W. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 5 00 

W. D. Billings, cataloguing books and shelf list 15 00 



10 



John Sheldon, books, . 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 

E. F. Billings, cash paid for books, 

M. F. Dumpiiy, book, 

M. J. Ryan oil and lamp chimneys, 

H. Shumway, express, 



$0 


00 


90 


09 


4 


40 


8 


25 


3 


45 


5 


30 



$300 12 



SCHOOLS. 



Margaret Allaire, teaching, $305 00 

Mary J. Breor, " 305 00 

Mary E. PellissW, " 305 00 

Alice M. Dwight, " '288 00 

Lizzie E. Ryan, " t 288 00 

Mrs. G. W. Carleton, « 88 00 

Bertha Andrews, " 88 00 

Mabel Barton, " 187 50 

Helen M. Smith, " 175 00 

Mabel Bradford, " 71 50 

Emma Luce, " 162 50 

I. L. Dwight, coal, 175 59 

A. L. Strong, wood, 21 37 

Martin Coly, sawing wood, 1 50 

Strong & Bradford, « 3 00 

H. S. Hubbard, cash paid sawn g wood, . 4 00 

J. S. Nash, coal, 32 96 

Henry Smith, sawing wood, 3 50 
Bertha Andrews, care fires, and sweep, room, 6 00 

Katie Merrick, sweeping, 18 00 

E. S. Strong, care of fires and sweeping, 41 00 

Ula Graves, sweeping, 18 00 

Harry Hunt, care of fires, 4 00 

Lizzie Garney, sweeping, 2 75 

C. D. Bardwell, care of fires, 14 00 

Marry Brennan, sweeping, 6 25 

W. L. Belden care of fires, 8 16 

Emma Wolfrom, sweeping, 6 25 



11 



Barnard Shattuck, care of fires, $13 00 

John Hubbard, care of fires, 19 00 



— $2,661 83 

TEACHING MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 
Thomas Charmbury, 150 00 

SCHOOL BOOK AND SUPPLIES. 

J. L. Hammett & Co., books, $15 00 

Werner School Book Co., books, 36 19 

Ginn & Co., books, 22 45 

Milton Bradley & Co.. books, 4 18 

Silver, Burdette & Co., books, 11 20 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 79 75 

George F. King & Merrill, books, 29 60 

American Book Co., books, 45 00 

C. M. Barton, freight on books, 6 63 

— $250 00 



REFERENCE BOOKS AND MAPS FOR SCHOOLS. 

The American Book Co., dictionaries, $26 40 

Franklin Publishing Co., maps, 27 00 

J. L. Hammett & Co., maps, 20 00 

E. P. Lyman, hanging maps, 6 62 

C. M. Barton, express on dictionaries, 1 40 

— $81 42 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

C. M. Barton, 254 07 

TUITION TO SMITH ACADEMY. 

R.M.Woods, Treasurer, $431 50 



12 
SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 



Harry Hunt, labor and material, 
C. W. Wolfrom, k < " 

J. H. Sanderson, " •' 

M. H. Burke, " 
S. W. Kingsley, labor, 



$46 


67 


2 


00 


2 


50 


1 


50 




75 



$53 42 



PUTTING WATER INTO SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Harry Hunt, Hill School House, $11 74 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, Center and West Hat. 74 25 

__, $85 99 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 

C. S. Shattnck, 50 00 

CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 

W. H. Dickinson, 75 00 

SINKING FUND APPROPRIATION. 

M. J. Ryan, Treasurer, 550 00 

MEMORIAL BUILDING. 



I. L. D wight, coal, 
W. D. Billings, janitor, 
Harry Hunt, repairs, 
M. J. Ryan, sundries, 



$42 63 




75 00 




1 75 




1 40 






120 78 



13 
PUTTING WATER INTO MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, $70 00 

WATER TANK, DRAIN PIPE AND SETTING. 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, tank, drain pipe and 

setting, $156 54 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, 10 65 

$167 19 

SPECIAL COMMISSION AND EXPENSES ON 
SEPARATION OF GRADE. 

S. S. Tafts, $161 33. 



E. K. Turner, 


167 20 


James A. Bailey, 


155 50 


R. M. Guilford, hacks, 


10 00 


Gazette Printing Co., advertising, 


25 51 


T. G. Spaulding, attorney, 


130 71 


L. M. Thacher, plans, etc., 


54 70 



$704 95 

ROAD MACHINE. 

B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, $4 20 

GeoYge Tyler & Co., machine, 190 00 

$194 20 

PLANK, LUMBER, Etc., FOR HIGHWAYS AND 

BRIDGES. 

Strong & Bradford, lumber, $42 83 

F. S. Dibble, Akron pipe, 9 00 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, 7 00 

Cooney & Gleason, brick, 75 

Willis Holden, lumber, 4 00 



14 



J. II. & W. H. Riley, Akron pipe, 

A. E. Harris, loam, 

Joseph Hebert, lumber, 

M. J. Ryan, spikes, etc., 

W. H, Dickinson & Son, lumber, 

Charles Potter, lumber, 



$13 46 


3 


78 


23 


94 


13 


19 


54 


88 


5 


00 



$177 83 



ORDINARY REPAIRS ON HIGHWAYS AND 
BRIDGES, 



H. Sbumway, team and labor, 

Willis Holden, « 

C. L. Graves, " 

J. T. Fitgibbons, " " 

E. & S. H. Field, >' 

M. P. .Bradford, ^ « 

Albert Morton, "■ 

J. W. Kiley, 

A. E. Harris, " " 

W. H. Belden, 

A. L. Strong, « " 

Oscar Belden, lumber and labor, 

Charles Waite, labor, 

J. A. Cutter, " 

David Powers, " 

M. Sperber, " 

Dennis Ragen, " 

Daniel Garvey, " 

Michael Hade, " 

J. Batzold, Jr.. " 

E. F. Cooley, 

J. Batzold, " 

Frank Newman, " 
J. W. McGrath, " 
George Dippolt, " 

F. Clevey, 
James Ryan, " 



$•212 


64 


144 


85 


3 


00 


10 


00 


13 


53 


23 


75 


6 


50 


2 


50 


3 


50 


4 


00 


3 


50 


7 


60 


1 


50 


6 


75 


2 


25 


1 


50 


5 


25 




75 


3 


00 


1 


00 


1 


50 


5 


25 


7 


50 


4 


50 


9 


75 




75 


3 


25 



15 



Adam Smith, labor 
J. E. Stodard, " 
J. S. Newman, " 
J. B. Ryan, 
James Mullin, " 
J. H. Ryan, 
D. P. McGrath, " 
W. P. Boyle, 
J. F. Ryan, 
Frank Batzold " 
John Kiley, 
F. T. Vining, 
L. A. Powers, " 



12 


25 


4 


75 


3 25 


2 


25 


6 


75 


1 


50 


7 


50 


1 


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6 


00 




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3 


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1531 87 



FILLING WASHOUT AND HARDENING SCHOOL 

STREET. 

John McHugh, team and labor, 

James Ryan, " 

J. S. Newman, " 

T. J. Ryan, " 

Fred Pease, " 

C. K. MortTn, " 

Jacob Carl, " 

F. H. Bardwell, " 

H. Shumway, " 

James McGrath, labor, 

Frank Newman, 

$57 65 



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5 


00 


5 


00 


6 


75 


3 


50 


5 


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75 



FILLING WASHOUT ON COW BRIDGE ROAD 



M. J. Preaulx, team and labor, 
James Ryan, " " 

II. Shumway, " " 

J. E. Stodard, <■ " 

F. Clevey, •< " 



$3 50 
9 50 
3 75 

1 50 

2 25 



16 



George Dippolt, labor, 
Adam Smith, labor, 



$2 25 

2 25 



00 



FILLING WASHOUT ON NORTH MEADOW ROAD 
AND REPAIRING PINE BRIDGE. 



M. J. Preaulx, team and labor. 


114 25 


James Ryan, " " 


14 00 


J. B. Ryan, labor, 


1 50 


Joseph Gowashj labor, 


6 50 


Anthony White, " 


3 00 


D. P. McGrath. " 


3 00 


Mitchel Preaulx, u 


1 50 


F. C. Dugal, 


90 



$47 65 



FILLING WASHOUT AND HARDENING NEAR 
FOOT WALK. 

H. Shumway, team and labor 

B. M. Warner, " 
A. Breor, " 
A. H. Graves " 
John Sheehan " 
M. W. Boyle, " 
W. Johnson, labor, 

C. Wagner, " 
J. E. Stodard, " 
J. H. Ryan, « 
John Smith, " 
James Orman, " 
F. Wenzell, " 

$67 12 



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7 


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7 


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7 


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50 



IT- 
FILLING WASHOUT AND HARDENING DEPOT 

ROAD. 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 

B. RI. Warner, " u 

J. S. Newman, " 

John Vollinger " " 

John Stengline " " 

J. Mullins, " 

J. S. Carl, 

Lawrence Doppman, team and labor, 

W. E. Boyle, team and labor, 

Mrs. E. Powers, team and labor, 

John Smith, labor, 

Adam Smith, " 

Richard McGrath, " 

J. H. Ryan, 

J. E. Stodard, " 

James McGrath, " 

Charles Wagner, " 

VV. Johnson, " 

Geo. Dippolt, 

William Sax, " 

T. J. Ryan, 2d, 

W. J. Lyons, " 

$96 75 

BUILDING BRIDGE ON OLD DEPOT ROAD. 

Strong & Bradford, lumber, 
John Stengline, labor, 
J. S. Newman, " 
James Mullins, " 
J. W. McGrath, " 
D. P. McGrath, « 

141 52 



$21 


00 


5 


00 


10 


00 


7 


00 


3 


50 


3 


50 


7 


00 


5 


25 


3 


50 


1 


75 


4 


50 


1 


50 


4 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 


4 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 




75 


1 


50 



$33 


52 


1 


75 


4 


00 




75 




75 




75 



18 
BROOK HOLLOW BRIDGE, 



Strong & Bradford, lumber, 

C. L. Graves, labor, 

J. E. Stodard, 

M. Sperber, u 

F. O. Dugal, " 

James Orman, " 

A. Breor, " 



$6 


85 


6 


50 


1 


50 


2 


25 


3 


00 


2 


25 


2 f 


25 



$24 60 



BUILDING COW BRIDGE. 



Strong & Bradford, lumber, 

Frank Batzold, labor, 

J. Batzold, Jr., " 

F. C. Dugal, 

J, Gowash, " 

J. Burke, 

A. White, 

D. P. McGrath, 

J. E. Stodard, •' 

J. B. Ryan, team and labor, 

W, Langdon, team and labor, 

$82 97 

HARDENING LITTL L. 

M. J. Proulx, team and labor, 
L. L. Pease, " " 

James Ryan, " '■ 

J. B. Ryan, " 

$18 50 

DRAWING GRAVEL AD. 

J. S. Carl, team and labor, 

J. A. Cutter, " " 

J. M. Strong, " " 1 50 

Charles Caston, 

12 25 



$40 


72 


6 


50 


6 


00 


8 


75 


4 75 


3 


75 


2 


25 




75 


i) 


00 


1 


75 


I 


75 


W HI] 

$6 50 


3 


50 


•5 


00 


3 


50 


ED 

$5" 


RC 

75 


3 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 



19 



BUILDING NEW ROAD IN NORTH HATFIELD. 

A, E. Harris, land damage, 

A. E. Harris, lumber, 

A. E. Harris, team and labor, 

Willis H olden, " 

H. G. Moore, " 

H. G. Moore, lumber, 

O. S. Graves, team and labor 

W. H. Belden, 

Reuben Belden, " " 

David Powers, " " 

John Brennan, " " 

F. Brennan, 

£64 35 



112 


50 


6 


00 


7 


50 


10 


50 


10 


70 


5 


40 


5 


00 




75 




75 


2 


25 


2 


25 




75 



REPAIRING FERRY ROAD. 



E. Hamelle, 



10 50 



WEST BROOK CEMETERY. 



E. C. & E. E. Davis, surveying, 


L:$5 oo 


C. B. Dickinson's heirs, land, 


47 31 


Joseph Hebert, lumber, 


16 00 


A. L. Strong, posts, 


15 00 


Willis Holden, labor, 


7 00 


C. W. Wolfrom, « 


3 00 


G. Anderson, " 


1 50 


D. Garvey, " 


1 50 


C. Murphy, " 


1 50 


M. J. Ryan, nails, hinges, etc., 


2 16 


M. H. Burke, painting fence, 


17 91 



FIRE APPARATUS. 

Cornelius Callahan & Co., hose and cart, $634 00 

J. B. Leeson Co., wagons, 212 80 

M. J. Ryan, cash paid freight on wagons, 7 35 

3 



117 88 



20 



M. J. Ryan, cash paid delivering and stating 

up hose wagons, $7 jOO 

C. VV. H. MoultQn, ladders, H 88 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

W. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, 

C. A. Jones, Selectman, 

C. L. Graves, -t 

M. J. Ryan, 

M. J. Ryan, Road Commissioner, 

J. T. Fitzgibbons, Registrar of Voters, 

H. J. Hubbard, 

T. J. Ryan, 

C. W. Wolfrom, Tax Collector, 

W. D. Billings, Town Clerk and Registrar of 

Voters, 
W. D. Billings, Assessor, 
L. II. Kmgsley, " 
A. L. Strong, " 
George Belden, Ballot Clerk, 
Roswell Billings, l * 
D P. McGrath, 
A. H. Breor, " 

C. K. Morton, Elector, 
Mrs. Oscar Belden, School Committee, 
David Billings, " " 

H. S. Hubbard, 



;l 00 


00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


125 


00 


75 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


100 


00 


•225 


00 


58 


00 


60 


60 


55 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


10 


00 


8 


50 


10 


00 


.10 


00 



876 03 



1964 10 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 



Wade & Daniels, printing reports, $29 20 

Wade & Daniels, order book, 4 50 

Brewster & Draper, soil pipe schools, 4 60 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, repairing stoves schools, 13 65 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid moving safe and weight 

case, 1 75 



21 



P. B. Murphy, dog lioense blanks, . $1 50 

P. B. Murphy, Assessor's canvassing hooks, 1 9~> 

P. J. Callahan, tending ferry Maple street, 4 00 ' 

E. Grebuer, use of boat Maple street, 2 25 

W. H. Douglass, tending ferry School street, 6 00 
W. G. Bassett, opinion for Assessors, 4 00 

Albeit Jones, tending lights on highway, 2 00 

S. W. Kingsley, constable, 3 00 

S. W. Kingsley, repairing roa 1 machine, etc., 13 75 
L. S. Crafts, care of water tank, 10 00 

L. S. Crafts, repairing road machine, 1 75 

M. J. Proulx, constable, 3 00 

J. li. Felix, cleaning school house, 6 00 

C. D. Bardwell, cleaning school house, 16 00 

Mrs. A. Hilbert, cleaning school house, 4 50 

Martin Coly, sawing wood, town hall, 2 00 

L. H. Tabor, repairing school house clocks, 5 00 

E. S. Warner, inspecting cattle, 97 00 

A. L. Strong, wood cown hall, 10 50 

C. D. Bardwell, grate for school house stove, 2 39 

M. Fitzgibbons, care of and removing water 

trough, 1 25 

C. \V. Wolfrom, col. book and tax bills, 4 50 

E. P. Lyman, repairing hearse house and chairs 

at town hall, 
A. M. Peck, returning deaths, 
J. S. Nash, sundries for schools, 
Charles A. Byrne, returning births, 

F. S. Blanchard, Mass. year book, 
M. J. Ryan, postage on town reports, 

freight, express, and telegraph, 
expense to hearing on water supply 9 
brooms, etc., schools, 

M. H. Burke, painting safe weight case, 

H. Shumway, express to town clerk, 

W. D. Billings, obtaining and recording births 
marriages and deaths, 

W. D. Billings, constable, 



4 


90 


4 


25 


1 


05 


6 


75 


1 


50 


2 


10 




90 


' 9 


50 


1 


30 


5 


70 


4 


50 


23 


95 


16 


00 



22 



AV. D. Billings, serving dog warrants, $f> 00 

S. W. Kingsley, truant officer, 2 00 

Pierce & Rolfe, window glass, schools, 2 85 

C. D. Bardwell, janitor town hall, 52 00 

C. D. Bardwell, oil and chimney, town hall, 4 19 
David Billings, cash paid for labor, etc., schools, 2 00 
Mrs. Oscar Belden, cash paid labor, etc., schools 8 73 
J. H. Howard, brooms, etc., schools, 5 46 

J. H. Howard, burners and chimney, town hall % 1 88 
W. C. Dickinson, cash paid for advertising, 1 50 

W. C. Dickinson, cash paid record book, 3 50 

C. M. Barton, supply committee, schools, 15 00 

C. M. Barton, pulleys, hooks, etc., schools, 2 80 



M. 


J. 


RYAN, 


) Selectmen 


C. 


L. 


GRAVES, 


f of 


c. 


A. 


JONES, 


) Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 1, 1897. 



23 



APPROPRIATIONS, 1897.- 



Poor, 


11,500 


00 


Public Library, 


300 


00 


Memorial Day, 


50 


00 


Cemeteries, 


75 


00 


Land and fence, Westbrook Cemetery, 


110 


00 


Schools, 


2,150 


00 


Schools, Superintendent, 


210 


00 


Music in Schools, 


150 


00 


Build new road in North Hatfield, 


75 


00 


Sinking Fund, 


550 


00 


Highways and Bridges, 


1,500 


00 


Town Officers, 


1,000 


00 


Contingencies, 


800 


00 


Road Machine, 


250 


00 


Special repairs on School Houses, 


150 


00 


Tuition to Smith Academy, 


450 00 


Watering Places, 


100 


00 


Memorial Building, 


150 


00 


Interest, 


1,400 


00 


School Books and Supplies, 


250 


00 


Reference Books and Maps, 


75 


00 


Fire Apparatus, 


1,000 


00 

$12,295 00 



TOTAL AMOUNT OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 
MARCH 1, 1897. 

Poor, $1,649 70 

State Aid, 24 05 

Schools, 2,661 83 

Music in Schools, 150 00 

School Books and Supplies, 250 00 

Reference Books and Maps for Schools, 81 42 

Putting water into School Building, 85 99 

Tuition to Smith Academy, 431 50 

School House Repairs, &3 42 



24 



Memorial Building, 

Putting Water into Memorial Building, 

Memorial Day Appropriation, 

Cemetery, 

Sinking Fund Appropriation, 

Wateriug Tanks, 

Commission, ete., Separation of Grades, 

Road Machine, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Westbrook Cemetery, 

Fire Apparatus, 

Town Officers, 

Contingencies, 

Public Library, 

Supt. of Schools, 

Expenditures of Water Commissioners, 



$120 


78 


7d 


00 


50 


00 


75 


00 


550 


00 


167 


19 


704 


95 


194 


20 


1,258 


5.6 


117 


88 


876 


03 


964 


10 


446 


25 


300 


12 


254 


07 


2,598 


66 




— $14,135.65 



LIST OF JUHO^S 

REPORTED BY THE SELECTMEN MARCH 1, 1897- 



W. H. Belden, 








John Vollinger, 


T. J. Ryan, 








George Belden, 


C. W. Wolfrom, 








J. H. O'Dea, 


James Porter, 








L. L. Pease, 


J. H. Howard, 








Roswell Hubbard, 


W. B. Langdon, 








Lewis A. Billings, 


John Mcllugh, Jr., 








Jacob Carl, 


A. H. Graves, 








E. S. Warner, 


D.P. McGrath, 








E. W. Field, 


Fred Carl, 








E. N. Strong, 




C. S. Shattuck. 






M. 


J. 


RYAN, 


) Selectmen 




C. 


L. 


GRAVES, y of 




C. 


A. 


■JONES 


) Hatfield. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Water Commissioners. 



The Board held their first meeting Oetober 21st, 1895. At 
that meeting after taking the oath of office, as prescribed by law, 
the Board organized by electing Isaac B. Lowell, Chairman, 
Daniel W. Welly, Treasurer, and Edward B. Dickinson, Secre- 
tary. The following is a summary of the work done since that 
time. 

Title has been secured to 13 90-100 acres of land for the 
Reservoir and land adjoining the same. Also all necessary rights 
of way to the Reservoir and for the pipe line its entire length. 
Ten purchases of title for rights of way have been made. All 
claims for damages have been settled except those of C. S. 
Shattuck and Mrs. Nettie R. Larkin. Eight and 72-100 miles 
of pipe has been laid, average depth five feet* There has been 
two hundred and eighty-four 65-100 yards of rock excavated 
and thirty-four Hydrants hive been set. The Commissioners 
have received from the Town the following amounts: 

25 



26 



On orders of Selectmen, $3,357 59 

On orders of Commissioners, 26,722 69 

From sale of wood, • 300 00 

From other sources, 41 10 



430,421 38 



which has been disbursed as follows: 

To M. J. Drummond for cast iron pipe 

and specials, $15,882 85 

To Westchester Public Works Co., for 

laying water pipe, 6,946 55 

Westchester Public Works Co., for rock 

excavation. 711 63 

To sundry parties for land and right of way, 867 30 

To Strong & Bradford, for damage to water 

right, 522 50 

To Hendricks, Taylor & Warner, Reservoir, 

Dam and Gate House, 961 82 

To Norwood Engineering Co., et al, or cast- 
ings, gates, etc., Reservoir, 93 51 

To L. K. Deane, for additional work on Res- 
ervoir, 321 25 

To J. L. Mather, additional work on gate 

house, 39 50 

To Chapman Valve Mfg Co., hydrants, gates, 

etc., 951 37 

To J. H. & W. H. Riley, for lead, 1,809 21 

for jute packing, 66 87 

for valve boxes, 76 20 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, engineers, 500 00 

" u " inspection and extra labor, 207 00 

To expense crossing railroads, 21 25 

To advertising and printing,- 1 87 50 

To Hammond & Field, retainer and fee, 50 00 

To carting and inspection of water pipe, 

To Walworth Tapping Machine, 

To M. J. Drummond, lead furnace, 

To sundry expenses, 



87 


50 






75 


00 






22 


50 






120 


07 










$30,421 


38 



27 

MEMORANDUM OF WORK DONE AND MATERIAL 

USED. 
Pipe Laid. 
Of 8 inch Pipe line, 18,781.5 feet 
Of 6 inch line, 20,727.8 feet 

Of 4 inch line, §,698 feet 

Of 6 inch Hydrant con., 770 feet 
Of 4 « « 72 feet 

—46,049.3 ft.— 8 72-100 miles. 

Weight of Pipe, 731 tons 878 pounds 

Weight of special castings, 6 tons 1380 pounds 

Lead purchased, 28 tons 795 pounds 

Jute Packing pui'chased, 1,555 pounds 

16 Water Gates and Boxes purchased. 

34 Hydrants purchased. 

284.65 cubic yards of rock excavated. 

97.84 cubic yards of masonry. 

143.87 cubic yards of puddled earth work. 

381.41 cubic yards of dry earth work. 

1.32 acres of land cleared for Reservoir. 

MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES ON HAND. 



18,668 pounds lead, at 3 1-4 cents, 

700 pounds of jute packing, at 4- cents, 

1 Hydrant, 

Pipe and specials, 

4 Wheelbarrows, 

Two 8 inch Sleeves, 

One 6 inch " 

1 Lead Furnace and 2 Split Sleeves, 

Total expenditure to date, 

Less material on hand, 

Less case received from sales, 



Total cost of work to date, 



1606 71 






28 


00 






21 


30 






236 


00 






6 


00 






4 00 






1 


75 






31 


42 










$935 
$30,421 


18 






38 


$934 


18 






341 


10 










■ 1,275 


28 










$29,146 


10 



28 

The water is now used by seventy-live private families. 

The annual iueonie as now used by families and public buildings 

is $1,274.36. We have good reason to believe that before the 

se of the present year, that amount will be increased to 

11.601 

In conclusion, we report that we have laid one mile more of 
pipe than the original plan contemplated. This section is from 
Main street, at Shattuck's corner, along Xorth street to 
King street, thence along King street, connecting with Main 
street, at Bliss corner. This work has been done for, say eight 
hundred dollars less than the engineer's estimate for the original 
plan. 

Work was commenced on the reservoir in April. Pipje 
laying began May Sth. and was completed and water let on 
August 5th. In accordance with the terms of the contract the 
work was guaranteed for six months. During this time 
there was three leaks discovered, one from insufficient calking of 
a joint, one from a cracked pipe, and one from a sand hole. 
Neither of the breaks were serious, and were repaired in a short 
time. 

We congratulate the inhabitants of the town that thev 
have secured a never-failing supply of the purest water, with force . 
sufficient to throw a stream over our highest buildings, and we 
firmly believe that in the near future this system of water works 
will be a source of income to the town, as well as a blessing to 
its inhabitants. 

J. B. LOWELL ) 

E. B. DICKINSON, > r • . 

D. W. WELLS, ) Commissioners. 

Hatfeeld, Mass., March 1st, 1897. 



I have examined the books* and vouchers of the Treasurer 
of the Board of Water Commissioners, and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 1st, 1897. 



TREASURE'S REPORT. 



W\ C, DICKINSON, Treasurer ix account with the 
TOWN OF HATFIELD. 

Dr. 

To cash received from C. W. Wolfrom, col., 

(old account,) $276 98 
C. W. Wolfrom, col/ 12,109 42 
National Bank Tax, 1,205 69 
School Fund, 362 68 

Corporation Tax, 356 38 

Dog Fund, 143 84 

State for School Dist., 137 93 
City Northampton, tui. 127 50 
District Court, fines and 

forfeitures. 98 00 

A. D. & L. E. Bartlett, 

sup. S. D. Bartlett, 88 21 
Rent of Town Hall, 65 00 

Nelson Allair, aid fur- 
nished Anthony Allair 26 00 
State Aid, 24 00 

Trans. State Paupers, 3 00 
Pool License, 2 00 

Grass on Mem. Ground, 1 00 

815,027 53 



Fire Apparatus Loan, 1,000 00 

29 



30 



TO CASH RECEIVED PROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 



Hampshire Savings Bank, 

u u a 

it it tt 

u u « 



Balance due the Treasurer, 



Cr. 



By bal. due Treasurer from old account, 
Cash paid Selectmen's Orders, 

County Tax, 

Interest on Water Bonds, 

State Tax, 

Interest on Notes, 

Insurance, 

Fees and Expenses, 

National Bank Tax, 



BY CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, $2,000 00 

« " " 1,000 00 

" 1,000 00 

« " " 2,000 00 

_ $6,000 00 



$2,000 00 






1,000 


00 






1,000 


00 






2,000 


00 


$6,000 


on 






yjyj 




i 


488 


62 




^22,516 


15 


$943 


29 






11,536 


99 






1,662 


71 






1,200 


00 






735 


00 






230 


25 






157 


50 






40 


93 






9 


48 










116,516 


15 



$22,516 15 
in account with c. w. wolprom, collector. 

Dr. 

To cash received. $276 98 

Orders on abatement, 16 00 

• $292 98 



31 

Cr. 

By balance uncollected taxes, 1895-96, $265 88 

Interest on taxes, 27 10 

$292 98 

in account with c. w. wolfrom, collector. 

Dr. 

To cash received, $12,109 42 

Discount on taxes, 99 99 

Orders of abatement, 43 80 

Balance uncollected taxes, 157 85 

$12,411 06 



Cr. 

By assessors warrant, 1896-97, $12,400 40 

Addition to warrant, 10 66 



12,411 06 



in account with water system. 

Dr. 

Cash received from sale of $30,000 Water 

Bonds, $31,635 33 

Int. on deposits to Jan. 1, 1897, 414 31 

$32,049 64 

Cr. 

By cash paid Selectmen's Order, (old 

account,) 758 93 

By cash paid Selectmen's Orders, (new ac't,) 2,598 66 
Water Commissioners Orders, 26,722 69 

Balance, 1,969 36 

32,049 64 



32 



SUMMAEY. 




Four per cent, (30 years) Water 
Fire Apparatus Loan, 
Due the Treasurer, 


Bonds, 


$30,000 00 

1,000 00 

488 62 

$31 4S8 6° 


From Water System Account, 
Sinking Fund, 
Uncollected Taxes, 


$1,969 36 

561 00 
157 85 


Due from C, D. Bardwell, 




54 60 


Due State on Pauper account, 
Due from State Aid, 




45 02 
24 00 


Due from City of Northampton, 
Rent of Town Hall, 




14 00 

8 00 






Balance against the Town, 


' $28,654 79 



I have examined the books of the Treasurer, and find them 
correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 2d, 1897. 



TOWN CLEM'S REPORT. 



The vital statistics of the Town of Hatfield, for the year 
1896, are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


January, 

February, 

March, 


3 

1 
2 


2 
1 
2 


1 






April, 

May, 

June, 


2 

1 
5 . 


1 



1 


1 
1 

4 


July, 
August, 
September, 
October, 


5 
2 
5 
4 


4 
1 
3 
3 


1 
1 
2 

1 


November, 


2 


2 





December, 


2 


1 


1 



Total, 



34 



21 



13 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



Born in United States, 
Poland, 
Sweden, 
Canada, 



ther. 


Mother, 


17 


17 


7 


7 


1 


1 


4 


2 



33 



34 

Ireland, 2 

Births for five previous years : 

1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 

24 33 24 29 19 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

NO, 

February, 1 

April, 3 

May, 1 

June, 2 

October, 2 

November, 3 

December, 1 

Total, 13 

First marriage of both parties, 11. 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 48 and 25 years of age 

respectively. 
The oldest and youngest brides were 39 and 19 years of age 

respectively. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



Born in the United States, 
Canada, 
Poland, 
Germany, 

Total, 13 13 

Number of certificates issued from this office, 13. 

Marriages for five previous years: 
1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 

11 13 10 16 13 



Groom. 


Bride. 


11 


10 


1 


1 


1 


1 





1 



35 
DEATHS BY MONTHS. 









:no. 




MALES. 


FEMALES. 


April, 
May, 
July, 
August, 






3 
2 
4 
3 




1 
2 

3 

2 




2 

1 
1 


Septembe 


>r, 




1 




1 







October, 






1 




1 







November, 




3 




2 




1 


Decembei 


1", 

Is, 




1 


« 


1 
13 







Tota 


18 


5 








NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


Under on 
Between 


e year of age, 
1 and 5 years, 




3 
1 




3 

1 





u 


5 and 10, 















a 


10 


and 20, 




2 




1 


1 


a 


20 


and 80, 















a 


30 


and 40, 















u 


40 


and 50, 















u 


50 and 60, 




2 







2 


u 


60 


and 70, 




4 




3 


1 


it 


70 


and 80, 




4 




3 


1 


u 


80 


and 90, 




2 




2 






Total, 18 13 

Age of oldest person deceased, 88 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Born in the United States, 
Ireland, 
Germany, 



NO. 

14 
2 
2 



MALES. 

11 

1 
1 



FEMALES, 

3 
1 

1 



Total, 



- 18 



13 





36 








Death rate for five previous years: 






1891 


1892 1893 


1894 


1895 


23 


40 18 


23 


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Causes of deaths classified according to nomenclature adopted 
by State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Typhoid Fever, 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Phthisis (Consumption Lungs,) 1 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Heart Disease, 4 

Apoplexy, 2 

Cephalitis, 1 

Insanity,; 1 

Gastritis, 1 

Pneumonia, 1 

Urenic poisoning, 1 

Tumor, 1 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Still Born, 2 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Accidental Drowning, ^ 1 



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NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Mrs. Georgo Pfeiffer, 
Mrs. Elihu Marsh, 
Samuel F. Billings, 
Harold F. Warner, 
Samuel D. Bartlett, 
3ohn Chandler, 
Mrs. Michael Barry, 
William Boyle, 



Fred J. Patrick, 
Edward J. Ormon, 
Philetus S. Elwell, 
Mrs. Julia A. Dickinson, 
Rufus Cowles, 
Alonzo L. Howes, 
Miss Catherine Mullins, 
Alvin Sanderson. 



88 
DOGS 



The number of dogs licensed during the year ending No- 
vember 30, 1896, with the receipts and settlement of the account 
with the Countv Treasurer, is as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 



85"male dogs, at $2.00 each, 
3 female dogs, at $5.00 each, 

Less fees 88 dogs, at 20 cents each, 



Paid County Treasurer, 

Amount paid County Treasurer on this account for the live 
previous years. 

1891 189 1893 1894 1895 

$150 00 $144 00 $145 80 $153 00 $153 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



170 00 




15 00 







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17 GO 




$167 40 




$107 40 



REPORT 



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SUPERVISORS REPORT. 



To the School ( 'ommittee : 

Perhaps the most important matters receiving special 
attention the past year relate to the teaching of geography 
and. arithmetic. The work of previous years has led to- 
wards the changes now more definitely decided upon ; but 
with new arithmetics suited to carrying out the aims in 
view, and a course of study in geography, pointing with 
some definiteness along the lines to he followed, considerable 
immediate prominence has been given to the teaching of 
those subjects. 

As in all enlightened teaching, the leading object has 
been mental discipline, nn.re than a mere working acquain- 
tance with subjects. Better methods of teaching are not 
understood to mean new expedients by which what was 
accomplished before can now be done in less time and with 
greater ease, but rather plans by which a more complete and 
healthful exercise of mind may be gained. 

In arithmetic original thought is required in the pro- 
cesses, as well as in the use of the promblems only as here- 
tofore. Fixed methods of proceeding and formal reasons 
for them are not given but by diagram work on a skillful 
arrangement of related processes, the pupil is led to find 
his own ways of reaching his object. Thi& greatly enlarges 

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43 

the field of independent thought, and calls into exercise 
faculties not so commonly awakened in learning arithmetic. 
Especially may be mentioned alertness of mind, invention, 
and discovery, which give life and interest to an otherwise 
dull subject, and also are among faculties most useful in 
practical life. 

Geography teaching has been made to involve more 
strictly the subject in its modern form, in which it has be- 
come a system of causes and effects, and general facts, 
involving in its study reason and other faculties used in the 
business affairs of life. The course of study which the 
committee have had printed for the convenience of teach- 
ers, was prepared to lead the pupil to exercise these facul- 
ties, and especially to become accustomed to balance his 
own judgment, and bring definiteness and finish to his 
thought. Little is gained if the teacher collect the pupil's 
vague conceptions for him, and relieve him of responsibility 
for his conclusions. Studying a text book is equally profit- 
less, in which he finds his conclusions ready drawn and his 
language chosen. 

I think that the opportunities of the schools for train- 
ing, other than intellectual, is liable to be underestimated. 
Drawing has many sides, — construction drawing, decorative 
drawing, color work, etc. Language culture is made a dis- 
tinct department. Literary taste is developed in the sup- 
plemental reading, and in other ways. The government of 
the school, in so far as it can be effected without coercive 
measures, distinctly elevates the moral sentiments above 
bare tendencies, and makes the child master of himself. 
The teacher too in proportion as good sentiments have been 
cultivated in her will, find opportunity in the various 
incidents of the school, to impress them upon her pupils. 

These considerations seem to justify the change from 
the stand to vertical writing : — 1st, the necessity for it for 
those wishing to become teachers, accountants, etc. 2d. — 
The ease and rapidity with which the small pupil acquires 



44 

it. The advantage thus gained for both teacher and 
pupil in the early school work is apparent, while the child 
who advances but little way in school, is likely nevertheless 
to acquire a fairly good and perfectly legible handwriting 
for future use. 

At the opening of the fall term the drawing and writing 
in the six schools in the south part of the town, was put 
under the care of two teachers, one for each department, 
who each occupied one day in a week for it, going from 
building to building to give the lessons. To keep the 
schools occupied, it was necessary that the rooms of the 
special teachers should be taught that part of the time in 
which they were not used for the special work, by the 
teacher from the other room of the building. As three 
special teachers and three departments were required to 
have all the time employed, some instruction was arranged 
for in the elements of manual training for a third teacher. 
The time lost while teachers were going from building to 
building, was not great, a part being during recess time, 
and gave the pupil no more recreation than the close special 
work made it necessary for him to have. The plan closely 
conformed to department teaching, which is gaining atten- 
tion and trial in some parts of the state, with this addition- 
al in its favor, that the subjects taught are those usually 
given to special teachers, because they rarely do well other- 
wise. It received favorable notice from several educators 
from outside. It was not proposed as better than the 
employment of special teachers, but only as a substitute for 
it, till some better way was provided. 

This explanation seems necessary to correct some mis- 
apprehensions of the purpose and working of the plan. 

Respectfully, 

C. M. BARTON, Superintendent. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



TOWN OFFICERS 



Town of Hatfield, 




\' 



FOR THE YEAR 



Ending March i, 1898, 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 

THE HERALD PRINTING HOUSE. 
1898. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MAINTAIN- 
ING ORDER IN TOWN MEETINGS. 



i st. The Moderator shall preserve decorum and order ; 
may speak on points of order in preference to others : and 
shall decide all questions of order. 

2d. When any voter shall require a question to be deter- 
mined by yeas or nays, the Moderator shall take the sense of 
the meeting in that manner, provided one-third of the voters 
present are in favor of it. 

3d. He shall propound all questions in the order in which 
they are moved, unless the subsequent be previous in its na- 
ture ; except that, in naming sums and fixing times, the lar- 
gest sum and longest time shall be first. 

4th. When a question is under debate, the Moderator shall 
receive no question but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for the 
previous question, to postpone to an hour certain, to amend 
or postpone indefinitely : which several motions shall have pre- 
cedence in the order in which they stand arranged. 

5th. When two or more happen to rise at once, the Mod- 
erator shall name the one who shall speak first. 

6th. No voter shall speak more than seven minutes at any 
one time nor more than twice on the same question without 
first obtaining leave of the meeting. 

7th. All Committees shall be appointed and announced b} T 
the Moderator, unless otherwise especially directed by the 
meeting. 



8th. When any voter shall make a motion, and such a 
motion shall be seconded by another, the same shall be received 
and considered by the meeting and not otherwise. 

9th. When a vote has passed, it shall be in order for any 
one of the majority to move for a reconsideration thereof ; and 
when a motion of reconsideration is decided, that decision 
shall not be reconsidered. 

10th. No one shall be allowed to stand up to the interrup- 
tion of another while anyone is speaking, or pass unnecessarily 
between the Moderator and person speaking. 

nth. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the 
Moderator desires it. 

12th. Any voter may call for a division of the question, 
when the sense will admit of it. 

13th. No motion or proposition of a subject different from 
that under consideration shall be admitted under color of 
amendment. 

14th. When a vote is doubted, the voters for or against 
the question, when called on by the Moderator, shall rise and 
stand uncovered till they shall be counted. 

15th. Individuals while speaking shall stand uncovered, 
and address the Moderator. 

1 6th. No person shall be permitted to stand on the seats. 

17th. A motion to adjourn without date shall be debatable ; 
but a motion to adjourn to a day certain shall not be debatable. 

1 8th. No person shall be permitted to smoke in this house. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN 
MEETING, MARCH 21, ri 



Article i. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. — To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of the School Committee for three years, one 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three years, 
one member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for three 
years, one member of Library Trustees for three years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith, Esq. 

Art. 4. — To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer, 
School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Water Commis- 
sioners, and Sinking Fund Commissioners, and act thereon. 

Art. 6. — To receive and pass on Town acconnts. 

Art. 7. — To take action in relation to raising money to de- 
fray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. — To take action in relation to the maintenance and 
repairs of Highways and Bridges for the ensuing year. 



6 



Art. 9. — To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 11. — To take action in relation to the support of the 
Poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12.— To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" on the ques- 
tion ' 'Shall licence be granted for the sale of intoxicating liq- 
uors in this Town for the ensuing year. ' ' 

Art. 13. — To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
Music in the Public Schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 14. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the care of Cemeteries the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. — To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuition of Hatfield, children in Smith Academy, 
who are of suitable age and attainments to attend High School. 

Art. 16. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on School Houses. 

Art. 17. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation for 
Superintendent of Schools, under chap. 431, acts of 1888 as 
amended by chap. 200, acts of 1893. 

Art-. 18. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public library for the ensuing year. 

Art. 19. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
to build an iron bridge to replace the so-called Pine Bridge in 
North Meadow. 

Art. 20. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
to build an iron bridge on Depot road. 



Art. 21. — To see if the Town will accept as a Town way 
the road in North Hatfield, as laid out by the road Commis- 
sioners, in 1896. 

Art. 22. — To see if the Town will accept the clock to be 
placed in the church tower, and make an appropriation for 
maintenance of the same. 

Art. 23. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for enforcement of the liquor laws the ensuing year. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town af Hatfield: 

Your Selectmen submit the following report of the expenses 
of the Town, for the year ending March ist, 1898. 

POOR. 

We have the following named persons boarding in families : 
Patrick Russell, aged 71, at $2.50 per week. 
Eettie Wheeler, aged 18, at $2.50 per week. 
Maud Remiliard, aged 14, at $6 per month. 

At the Northampton Ai^ms Housk. 

Sidonie Vollinger, aged 85, at $2.75 per week. 
Arnold Graves, aged 16, at $2.50 per week. 

At the N. Iy. Hospital. 

A. M. Richmond, aged 66, at $3.25 per week. 
F. Iy. Mosher, aged 35, at $3.25 per week. 
Theodore Sikes, aged 52, at $3.25 per week. 
James Murray, aged 28, at $3.25 per week. 

Poor Expenditures. 

N. Iy. Hospital, board of A. M. Richmond, $169 46 

F. Iy. Mosher, 169 46 



Theodore Sikes, $16946 

James Murray, 169 46 

I^ewis D. Raboin, 16 71 

Myrane Waite, 13 93 
Northampton Almshouse, board of 

Sidone Vollinger, 143 42 

Arnold Graves, 130 33 

F. F. Guilford, Clothes, " " 6 15 

Clifford Russell, board of Patrick Russell, 130 00 

Adella Allair, . " " Maud Remiliard, 72 00 

clothes " " 15 10 
Mrs. H. S. Hubbard, board of I^ettie 

Wheeler, 130 00 
Mrs. D wight Dickinson, board of 

Dwight Morton, 102 00 
Charles A. Byrne, medical attendance 

of Henry Wheeler, 18 50 

R. E. Edwards, burial of Henry Wheeler, 19 50 
Charles A. Bryne, medical attendance 

Dwight Morton, 51 00 
J. C. Fahey, medical attendance of Sidonie 

Vollinger, 7 50 
City of Northampton, aid rendered 

Mrs. Daniel Doolan, 29 00 
City of Northampton, aid rendered 

Alfred Martin and family, 25 90 
R. B. Edwards, casket, box and robe, 

for Dwight Morton, 35 00 
J. M. Fay, medical attendance of Dwight 

Morton, 5 00 

A. M. Pack, hearse, ,3 00 

" " " sexton, Henry Wheeler, 3 00 
Town of Agawam, aid rendered 

G. A. Dennis and family, 56 10 
City of Northampton, aid rendered 

John Bellow and family, 84 05 

Charles Carton Careff, Henry Morton, 60 00 



10 



M. J. Ryan, goods furnished Henry 

Morton, 
Henry Smith, care of Henry Morton, 
J. M. Strong, wood for " 
A. I,. Strong, " " " 
R. K. Edwards, casket, box and robe, 

for Henry Morton, 
Frank Crafts, sexton, Henry Morton, 
M. J. Ryan, goods for D wight Morton, 
' * " " crackers for tramps, 
" " " goods furnished Maud 

Remiliard, 
J. H. Howard, shoes for Maud Remiliard, 
Frank Crafts, sexton, D wight Morton, 
E. S. Bliss, keeping tramps, 
J. T. and W. H. Burke, keeping tramps 



$12 


67 


51 


00 


I 


50 


4 


5o 


15 


00 


3 


00 


2 


58 


1 


82 


2 


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3 


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1 


50 


10 


00 



$1,946 12 



Received from Eewis Raboin, for support of 

Lewis D. Raboin, $16 71 

Received from the estate of Myrane Waite, 

for the support of Myrane Waite, 13 93 

STATE AID. 
M. N. Anderson, $24 00 

MEMORIAE BUILDING. 

W. D. Billings, janitor, 

I. E. Dwight, coal, 

A. E. Strong, wood, 

Michael Chapla, sawing wood, 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, snow guards, 

J. H. Sanderson, cleaning, 

H. N. Hunt, repairs, 

$159 84 



$75 


00 


48 


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9 


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3 


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13 


69 


5 


50 


4 


50 



11 



SCHOOLS. 



Mary J. Breor, teaching, 


$288 00 


Mary B. Pellissier, ' ' 


88 00 


Margarett Allair, ' ' 


88 00 


A. M. Dwight, 


184 00 


Helen M. Smith, 


282 50 


C. Mabel Barton, " 


282 50 


Lizzie B. Ryan, " 


288 00 


Emma Luce, " 


259 00 


Anna C. O'Calloghan, i( 


169 00 


Maud A. Macham, 


96 00 


Mary B. Breor, 


8 00 


I. L. Dwight, coal, 


188 47 


Strong & Bradford, wood, 


9 00 


A. L. Strong, 


12 00 


J. S. Nash, coal, 


35 02 


Bdward Murphy, Janitor, 


5 50 


Henry Smith, Sawing wood, 


2 00 


Robert Graves, Janitor, 


1 40 


Willie Boyle, 


70 


Wm. Belden Jr. , Sawing Wood, 


1 50 


" Janitor, 


2 48 


John Hubbard, " 


24 00 


Larkin Proulx, " 


22 00 


Ula Graves, sweeping, 


18 00 


Katie Merrick, " 


5 50 


Mary G. Brennan, sweeping, 


7 55 


B. S. Strong, janitor, 


34 5o 


* ' sweeping, 


12 50 


" sawing wood, 


2 00 


H. S. Hubbard, cash paid sawing wood, 


4 00 


C. W. Walfrom, sawing wood, 


3 50 


H. S. Hubbard, drawing coal, 


3 25 


Nellie Boyle, sweeping, 


12 50 


Central School Supply Co. , maps, 


50 00 



$2,690 37 



12 

TUITIONS TO SMITH ACADEMY. 
R. M. Woods, Treasurer, $286 50 

TEACHING MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 
Thomas Charmbury, $150 00 

SCHOOL BOOKS AND STPPLIES. 



The Morse Co., 


$15 00 


S. E. Bridgman & Co., 


82 85 


Silver, Burdette & Co., 


61 91 


The American Book Co. , 


15 08 


J. L. Beers & Co:, 


12 00 


Mineral Ink and Tablet Co. , 


3 00 


Franklin Publishing Co., 


6 00 


Ginn & Co., 


21 25 


Wads worth, Howland & Co. 


9 00 


Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 


7 14 


CM. Barton, Supplies and Express, 


16 77 



$250 00 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

CM. Barton, $240 00 

SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 

Harry N. Hunt, painting and repairing, $124 40 

Geo. W. Moore, painting roofs, 23 10 

Patrick Morrisey, whitewashing, 22 30 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, repairing furnaces, 20 65 

Shumway & Woodruff, repairs, n 15 

Oscar Belden Jr. , repairs, 2 75 

O. D. Case, blackboards, 28 07 

The Greenwood Supply Co. , ink wells, 4 63 

$237 05 



13 

PUTTING WATER IN SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Harry N. Hunt, $34 68 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, 10 15 

$44 83 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 

C. D. Bardwell, $50 00 

CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 

W. H. Dickinson, $100 00 

SINKING FUND APPROPRIATION. 

M. J. Ryan, Treasurer, $550 00 

WATER RATES. 

H. N. Hunt, Superintendent, $389 00 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

Gazette Printing Co., labels, $ 1 00 

Edwin C. Frizzell, books, 34 70 

" " binding books 9 50 

Mrs. C. K. Morton, books, 7 50 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 159 44 

Hatfield Magazine Club, magazines, 4 00 

M. J. Ryan, lamps, chimneys and oil, 4 59 

W. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 6 00 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 50 00 

Marion Billings, assistant librarian, $25 00 

$301 73 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

A. L. Strong, lumber, $88 03 



14 



W. H. Dickinson, plank, 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, Akron tile, 

M. J. Ryan, spikes, etc., 

F. W. Prince, labor, '96, 

Joseph Murray, repairing Pine Bridge, 

Dennis Daley, labor, 

David Powers, 

A. Iy. Strong, 
Frank Newman, 
H. Shumway, 
Patrick Brennan, 
M. P. Bradford, 
John Batzold, 
Joseph Yarrose, 
George W. Reid, 
J. E. Stoddard, 
John Bitner, labor, 
J. M. Strong, 
R. P. Fitzgibbon, 
James Ryan, 
John Smith, 

B. M. Warner, 

D. P. McGrath, 
J. W. 

Jacob Carl, 
James McGrath, 
Robert 
M. Merrick, 

E. P. Layman, 
A. Breor, 
E. Gendren, 
J. H. Ryan, 
J. F. Ryan, 
James Mullins, 
Frank Brennan, 
John Brennan, 
John Vollinger, 



96, 



116 


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42 


88 


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5 


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J. A. Cutter, labor, 

K. Hamille, 

J. F. Fitzgibbons, 

J. S. Newman, 

M. W. Boyle, 

C. I,. Graves^ 

B. A. Breor, 
Fred Pease, 
William Barnes, " 
Michael Hade, " 
J.S.Carl, 

T. J. Ryan, 
S. S. Dwight, 

C. A. Jones, 
J. G. Smith, 
Charles Caston, 

L,. A. Powers, " 

R. J. Nolan, 

John Sheehan. 

Paul Balise, 

P. Pronaski, " 

C. Murphy, 

C. W. Wade, 

F. H. Sweatland, 

A. B. Harris, 

D. Garvey, 
George Bitner, 
William Fox, 
J. J. Stengline, 
I* H. Gould, 
F. W. Prince, 

B. S. Warner, 
H, S. Moore, 



$ 7 


75 


II 


25 


19 


50 


II 


55 


I 


75 


4 


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75 




75 




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9 


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2 78 



TOWN OFFICBRS. 
I. B. L,o well, services as Water Com., $100 00 



16 



D. W. Wells, " 

E. B. Dickinson," 
• •' " " " Auditor 

C. L. Graves, M " Selectman and 

overseer of the poor, 
C. A. Jones, sendees as Selectman and 

overseer of the poor, 
M. J. Ryan, sendees as Selectman and 

overseer of the poor, 125 00 

M. J. Ryan, sendees as Highway Com., '96, 100 00 
Wm. C. Dickinson, sendees as Treasurer, 100 00 



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C. W. Wolfram, 


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J. F. Fitzgibbons, 


c < 


" Registrar 








of Voters, 






8 


00 




T. J. Ryan, 


< < 


1 ( 11 








of Voters, 






8 


00 




H. S. Hubbard, 


< < 


i ( a 








of Voters, 






8 


00 




W. D. Billings, 


< < 


" Town Clerk, 








and Clerk of the Board of Registrar 








of Voters, 






225 


00 




A. L. Strong, 


sendees as Assessor, 


26 


25 




L. H. Kingsley, 


< « 


ii ( < 


57 


50 




W. D. Billings, 


< < 


1 1 < < 


55 


00 




S. F. Billings, 


i « 


" Ballot Clerk, 


2 


00 




J. G. Smith, 


a 


ii < < < < 


2 


00 




C. K. Morton, 


( i 


" Elector, 


10 


00 




H. S. Hubbard, 


( i 


" School Com., 


25 


00 




P. J. Callahan, 


< ( 


< < < < 11 


20 


00 
— Si, 201 


75 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

J. H. & W. H. Riley, balance on water 

tanks, '86, $55 °o 

E. H. Wade, printing Town reports, 33 58 

Greenough, Adams & Cushing, record ink, 2 00 



17 



B. L. Warner, inspecting cattle, 72 00 

M. W. Boyle, cleaning school yards, 4 00 
L,. B. Cobb, repairing stoves, North Hatfield. 

school house, 3 95 
George W. Southworth, Assessor's 

canvassing books, 1 80 

P. Brennan, labor on school grounds, 50 

B. & M. R. R. Co., express on ink wells 

for school, 50 
J. H. & W. H. Riley, stand pipe and 

hose Main Grounds, 11 52 

Joseph Patrick, cleaning school house closets, 12 00 
H. S. Hubbard, cash paid cleaning school 

houses, . 6 75 

L. S. Crafts, rent and care of water tank, 10 00 

C. D. Bardwell, janitor Mown Hall, 46 00 
W. D. Billings, serving dog warrant, 5 00 

" brushes, etc. Mem. Building, 2 00 

American Road Machine Co., edge, 8 50 
Alice M. Dwight, expense tending 

teachers meeting, 50 
Anna C. O' Callahan, expense tending 

teachers meeting, 50 
B. P. layman, shingling and repairing 

Town Hall shed, 10 19 

J. S. Nash, sundries for schools, 1 78 

CM* Barton, postage and envelopes, 1 46 
P. J. Callahan, services and expense 

procuring teacher, 5 00 

A. M. Peck, returning deaths, 5 25 

J. D. Seymour, " births, 1 50 

Charles A. Byrne, returning births, 4 75 

S. B. Bridgman, supplies for Town Clerk, 7 60 

M. J. Ryan, postage on Town reports, 2 74 

cash paid for letter file, 50 

brooms, lock, etc. for schools, 1 75 

cash paid for freight, 70 



18 



B. M. Warner, shingles for the Town 

Hall shed, $ 8 25 

W. D. Billings, serving Selectmen's warrant, 16 00 
obtaining , recording, 
returning and indexing births, mar- 
riages and deaths, 22 05 
M. J. Ryan, side straps and gangs for hose 

wagons, 6 50 

H. Shumway, express del. to Town Office, 12 70 
J. H. & W. H. Riley, school house 

repairs, '95, 
CM. Barton, supply committee, schools, 
J. H. Howard, burners and chimneys, 

Town Hall, 
J. H. Howard, brooms, etc., schools, 
pails for Hose Co. 2, 
J. H. & W. H. Riley, street box, 

" shingling tins, 
J. A. Sullivan, waste basket and coal hod. 

schools, 
Mrs. Hilbert, cleaning school house, 
J. T. & W. H. Burke, storing hose wagon, 
drying hose, 
" " use of horse on 

hose wagon, 
A. H. Graves, storing hose wagon, 

use of horse on hose wagon, 
J. G. Smith, services of Hose Co. 1, 
H.W.Carl, " " " " 2, 



FIRE APPARATUS. 

M.J. Ryan, rubber boots, $50 00 

Revere Rubber Co., hose, etc., 480 92 

Milburn Wagon Co., wagons, 228 00 

M. J. Ryan, cash for hydrant gates, 24 00 

2 



9 


53 


15 


00 


2 


20 


4 


05 


4 


00 


1 


00 


1 


13 


2 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 



$462 33 



19 
M. J. Ryan, cash for harnesses, $133 75 



16 67 



M. J. Ryan, ) Selectmen 
C. Iv. Graves, >■ of 

C. A. Jones, ) Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 

B. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 1,1; 



APPROPRIATIONS, 1897. 



Poor, 


$1,800 00 


Memorial Building, 


150 00 


Schools, 


2,050 00 


Tuition to Smith Academy, 


350 00 


Music in Schools, 


150 00 


School Supplies, 


250 00 


Superintendent of Schools, 


240 00 


School-house Repairs, 


300 00 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Cemetery Appropriotion, 


100 00 


Sinking Fund, 


55o 00 


Water Rates, 


385 00 


Library, 


300 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


1,500 00 


Town Officers, 


1,200 00 


Contingencies, 


800 00 


Interest, 


250 00 


Interest on Water Bonds, 


200 00 


Fire Apparatus, 


916 67 



$11,541 67 



20 

TOTAL AMOUNT OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 
MARCH i, i! 



Poor, 


$1,946 


12 




State Aid, 


24 


00 




Memorial Building, 


159 


84 




Schools, 


2,690 


37 




Tuitions, 


286 


50 




Music in Schools, 


150 


00 




School Supplies, 


250 


00 




Superintendent of Schools, 


240 


00 




School-house Repairs, 


237 


05 




Putting Water in School Houses, 


44 


83 




Memorial Day Appropriation, 


5o 


00 




Cemetery ' ' 


100 


00 




Sinking Fund " 


55o 


00 




Water Rates, 


389 


00 




Library, 


301 


73 




Highways and Bridges, 


992 


78 




Town Officers, 


1,201 


75 




Contingencies, 


462 


33 




Fire Apparatus, 


916 


67 

hT t r~\ nn^ 


r\>-r 






$10,992 


97 



LIST OF JURORS 

REPORTED BY THE SELECTMEN MARCH 1, 1898. 



W. H. Belden, Jacob Carl, 

T. J. Ryan, E. S. Warner, 

C. W. Wolfram, E. N. Strong, 

James Porter, F. P. Pease, 

J. H. Howard, S. H. Field, 

H. H. Graves, O. S. Graves, 



D. P. McGrath, 
L. L. Pease, 
Roswell Hubbard, 
Lewis A. Billings, 



21 



C. S. Shattuek. 



P. F. Boyle, 
B. M. Warner, 
RI J. Xolan. 
A. H. Breor. 



M. J. RYAN, ) Selectmen 
C. L. GRAVES - of 

C. A. JONES, ) Hatfield. 



Water Commissioner s Report. 



The following is respectfully submitted as tlie second annual 
report of the Water Commissioners. 

At a special Town Meeting held April 24th, 1897, it was 
voted that the Town authorize and direct the Board of Water 
Commissioners to extend the water system to North Hatfield' 

Under this authority and direction we have extended the 
water system to North Hatfield and have also settled all 
claims for damages. 

The commissioners have received from the town the follow- 
ing sums of money: 

On commissioners orders, $16,873 *6 

From sale of lead, 21 76 

$16,894 9 2 

which have been distributed as follows: 

To A. R. Wood & Co., for cast iron wa- 
ter pipe, $7,462 22 

To M. J. Drummond, for cast iron water 
pipe, 

To City of Northampton, for cast iron 
water pipe, 

To Chapman Valve Manufacturing Com- 
pany, for hydrants and gates, 

To J. H. & W. H. Riley, for lead, 



561 


02 


15 


08 


658 


66 


735 


89 



23 



i,o6o 38 

336-07 

27 00 



To Gleason & Matthews, for laying pipe, $3,517 25 

To J. H. &W. H. Riley, " " 

To Shumway & Woodruff, for laying 2in. 

main, 
To J. H. & W. H. Riley, for 6 valve 

boxes, 
To B. C. & B. B. Davis, for engineering 

and inspection, 
To Mrs. Nettie Larkin, for water damage, 
ToC. S. Shattuck, " " " 
To water tanks, drain tile, etc. 
To advertising and printing, 
To fencing reservoir, 
To sewer pump, 

To brass water cocks and lead connections, 
To stand pipes for watering tobacco, 
To sundry small expenses, 



315 


96 




800 


00 




800 


00 




255 


09 




77 


70 




106 


81 • 




44 


00 




45 


00 




38 


45 




39 


34 






— $16 


89492 



MEMORANDUM OF WORK DONE AND MATERIAL 
USED IN THE 1897 EXPENDITURES. 



25508 feet 6 inch, water pipe laid to average depth of 5 feet. 
6566 
1320 

1435 
57o8 
1070 



4 
2 

1 

3/ 



41607 " total, or 7-88 miles. 
35221 lbs. of lead. 

443 1278-2000 tons of cast iron pipe. 
700 lbs. of Qute packing. 
30 Irydrants, 18-6 in. bell and 12-4 in. bell. 

8 water gates, 4-4 in. and 4-6 in. 

6 large valve boxes. 
100 fence posts for reservoir. 



24 



80 rods of wire fence for reservoir. 
2 water tanks and tile for drain. 



MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES ON HAND. 



2000 lbs. lead, 

5500 lbs. of 8 in. pipe, 

9100 lbs. of 6 in. pipe, 

1 hadrant, 

Specials and sleeves, 

Lead furnace, 

Sewer pump, 

Brass cocks and supplies, 

4 wheelbarrows, 



JWo 


00 


52 


80 


81 


90 


21 


30 


5 


75 


22 


50 


44 


00 


45 


00 


6 


00 



$359 25 



AMOUNT OE PIPE LAID IN THE ENTIRE WATER 
SYSTEM, AND COST TO DATE. 

1 878 1 feet of 8 inch pipe. 



47005 " " 6 " 




12336 " " 4 " 




1320 " " 2 " " 




1435 " ^^A^ " 




5708 " " I " " 




1070 f< " H l< " 




87655, or 16 60-100 miles total. 




Expense of 1896, 


$30,421 38 


" 1897, 


16,894 92 








#>47>3 10 3° 


Less sales of 1896, 


$341 10 


" " 1897, 


21 76 


11 supplies on hand, 


359 25 




#722 II 


Total cost, 


$46,594 19 



25 
WATER RATES FOR 1897, AND DISBURSEMENTS. 



Amount collected, $1 


,357 9i 


Ve have paid to Town Treasurer, $1 


176 13 -" 


" " H. N. Hunt, Supt. 


116 08 


" " " for labor at reservoir, 


29 05 


" " li " blank books & printing, 


13 75 


* ' ' ' " " signs at reservoir, 


10 71 


" " " " sundries, 


3 7o 


Cash on hand, 


8 49 

$1,357 9i 



Water rates from Oct. 1st, 1897 to April ist , 1898, are $1,250 00. 
One hundred and sixty five families are now supplied with 
water. 

It has been the earnest desire of the Board to bring the 
mains near to all who wish to have the water, and we respect- 
fully recommend that at an early date a 4m. main be laid from 
the end of the line near the Consolidated Railroad crossing 
near the depot along the highway and connect with the main 
near Nelson Alaire's. We estimate th£ cost, with necessary 
hydrants, about J 1200. We think this would make our system 
complete and very much improve the circulation in the pipe 
already laid. From the present outlook we confidently believe 
that our present system of water supply will be self sustaining 
in the near future. 

We have transferred to the Town account $916 67, for the 
purchase of fire apparatus, and which will be returned to the 
water fund. 



E. B. DICKINSON, ) w , 

D. W. WEIXS, ^ ^ 

C. Iv. WARNER, ) Commi ssioners. 



Hatfield, Mass., March 1, 1898. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



W. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, in Account with thp; 
Town of HatfikivD. 
William H. Dickinson, Treas., pro. tern. 



DR. 



To cash received from C. W. Wolfram, 




col., (old account,) $ 


176 15 


H. G. Moore, col. 1 1 


,34i 44 


Nat'l. Bank Tax, i 


,196 01 


School Fund, 


345 02 


Corporation Tax, 


373 54 


Dog Fund, 


130 45 


State for School 




District, 


160 00 


State for Support 




Paupers 


33 25 


State Comp. Ins. 




of Animals, 


48 50 


D. W. Wells, wa- 




ter rates, i 


>i76 13 


Dist. Court, fines 




and forfeitures, 


10 00 


lye wis Raboin, 




support L,ewis 




D. Raboin 


16 71 



27 



Rent, Town Hall, 


$40 00 


Estate Myrane 




Waite, sup. My- 




rane Waite, 


13 93 


Pool License, 


4 00 


Grass on Memor- 




ial Ground, 


2 00 


State Aid, 


24 00 


Water Fund, 


916 67 




dfj/i CM^** 9 r^i 




$) 10,00/ "^ 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY 1,0 ANS. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, w $2,000 00 

' ' 1 , 500 00 



1,500 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
$7,000 00 



$23,007 80 



CR. 

By bal. due Treasurer from old account, $ 448 62 



L-asn paid. Selectmen s orders, 


10,992 97 


County Tax, 


1,862 23 


Interest on Water Bonds, 


1,500 00 


State Tax, 


735 00 


Interest, 


147 67 


Fire Apparatus Loan, 


1,000 00 


Fees and Expenses, 


42 54 


Corporation Tax, • 


2 13 


Balance in Treasury, 


1,236 64 




$18,007 80 



28 

BY CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY I.OANS. 



Hampshire Savings Bank, $2,000 00 

$ 5,000 00 



1,500 00 
1,500 00 



$23,007 80 

IN ACCOUNT WITH C. W. WOLFRAM, COLLECTOR. 
DR. 

To cash received, $176 15 

Orders on Abatement, 28 00 

$204 15 

CR. 

To balance uncollected taxes, 1896-97, $157 85 
Interest on taxes, 46 30 

= — $204 15 

IN ACCOUNT WITH H. G. MOORE, COLLECTOR. 
DR. 

To cash received, $11,341 44 

Discount on taxes, 92 64 

Orders of abatement, 26 61 

Balance uncollected taxes, i>37i 57 

$12,832 25 

CR. 

By assessors warrant, 1897- 1898, $12,822 25 

Addition to warrant, 10 00 



$12,832 25 



29 



IN ACCOUNT WITH WATER SYSTEM. 



DR. 



Balance from old account, $1,969 36 

Cash rec'd.from sale $15,000 water bonds, 16,014 00 
Interest on deposit Jan. 1st, 1898, 41 25 

— < $18,024 6.1 



CR. 



By cash paid Water Com. orders, $17,789 83 

Balance, 234 78 

. $18,024 61 



SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 



DR. 



Savings Bank notes, $2,000 00 

Water Fund, Fire Apparatus loan, 916 67 



$2,916 67 



CR. 



Uncollected taxes, 


$i,37i 57 




Due from C. D. Bardwell, 


57 88 




State Aid, 


24 00 




Due for burial of Dwight Morton, 


35 00 




Due from Estate of Dwight Morton, 


166 58 




Shelburne Falls, aid rendered 


• 




Henry Morton, 


150 67 




" City of Northampton, 


14 00 




Cash in Treasury, 


1,236 64 


$3,056 34 



30 

WATKR FUND. 
DR. 

30 years, 4 per cent. Water Bonds, $45,000 00 



$45,000 00 



CR. 



Due from Town Account, Fire Ap- 
paratus loan, $ 916 67 
Sinking Fund, 1,146 76 
Cash in Treasury, 234 78 



$2,298 21 



WM. C. DICKINSON, Treasurer, 

WM. H. DICKINSON, Treasurer, pro. tern. 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the 
Treasurer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 12, 1898. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1897, are as follows: 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


February, 


2 


O 


2 


March, 


1 


I 


O 


April, 


5 


2 


3 


June, 


4 


2 


2 


July, 


1 


O 


1 


September, 


2 


2 


O 


October, 


4 


O 


4 


November, 


5 


3 


2 


December, 


3 


2 


1 



Total, 



27 



12 



15 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 





FATHER. 


MOTHER. 


in United States, 


19 


21 


Germany, 


2 


O 


Poland, 


3 


3 


Ireland, 


2 


2 


Canada, 


1 


I 



27 



27 



32 



Births for five previous years: 
1892 1893 1894 • 1895 1896 

33 24 29 19 34 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

NO. 

February, 3 

March, 1 

April, 1 

May, 2 

June, 1 

September, 1 

October, 1 

November, 4 

Total, 14 

First marriage of both parties, 12. 

Third marriage of groom, first of bride, 1 . 

Fourth marriage of groom, second of bride, 1. 

Tne oldest and youngest grooms were 70 and 22 years of age 

respectively. 
The oldest and youngest brides were 64 and 18 years of age 

respectively. 
The average age of parties contracting first marriage were, 

males, 26^ years; females, 22^ years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 





GROOM. 


BRIDK 


Born in the United States, 


12 


12 


Germany, 


1 


O 


Poland, 


1 


I 


India, 





I 



Total, 14 14 



33 



Number of certificates issued from this office, 14. 

Marriages for the previous five years: 
1892 1893 J 894 1895 

13 10 16 13 



1896 
12 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

October , 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



JO. 


MALES. 


FKMAI.ES 


2 


2 


O 


4 


4 


O 


1 





I 


3 


2 


I 


1 





I 


2 





2 


2 


1 


I 


1 


1 


O 


1 


1 


O 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


I 



23 



14 



■* 


NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


Under one year of age, 


6 


3 


3 


Between 1 and 5 years, 


1 


I 


O 


■ ' 20 and 30 ' ' 


1 


I 


O 


' ' 40 and 50 ' ' 


2 


2 


O 


' ' 50 and 60 ' ' 


2 


I 


I 


' ' 60 and 70 ' ' 


4 


2 


2 


' ' 70 and 80 l ' 


4 


2 


2 


' ' 80 and 90 ' ' 


3 


2, 


I 



23 14 

Age of oldest person deceased, (a female), 89 years. 
Average age of males, 44 years. 
" females, 47 " 



34 
BIRTHAL,ACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 





NO. 


MAI/ES. 


FEMALES. 


in the United States, 


19 


II 


8 


Germany, 


2 


2 





Ireland, 


2 


I 


1 



23 14 9 

Deaths for the five previous years: 
1892 1893 I 894 1895 iSg6 

40 18 23 17 18 

Causes of death classified according to nomenclature adopted 
by State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Erysipelas, 1 

Cholera Infantum, 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL, DISEASES. 

Cancer, 2 

Phthisis (Consumption of I^ungs,) 1 

LOCAL, DISEASES. 

Apoplexy, 3 

Paralysis, 2 

Heart Disease, 3 

Pneumonia, 2 

Nephritis, 2 

Cystitis, 1 

Ulcer, 1 



35 



DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 



Marasmus, 
Premature Birth, 
Still Born, 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



23 



Howard Leroy Crafts, 
Reuben H. Belden, 
Andrew Cohed, 
Michael Barry, 
Erastus Billings, 
Marshall N. Hubbard, 
Mrs. Lovina T. Crafts, 
Samuel H. Dickinson, 
Henry Wheeler, 
Mrs. Martha R. Dickinson, 



Mrs. Julia Cooney, 

Mary Gadard, 

William Smith, 

Mrs. Clarissa C. Vining, 

Harold E. .McGrath, 

D wight Morton, 

John Batzold, 

John May, 

Miss Maria E. Partridge, 

Miss Deborah Maraquette. 



DOGS. 



The number of dogs licensed during the year ending No- 
vember 30, 1897, with the receipts and settlement of the ac- 
count with the County Treasurer, is as follows: 

RECEIPTS. 

78 male dogs, at $2.00 each, $156 00 

6 female dogs, at $5.00 each, 30 00 

— $186 00 

1 transferred. 

I/ess fees 85 dogs, at 20 cents each, $17 00 



$169 00 
Amount paid County Treasurer, $169 00 

Amount paid County Treasurer on this account for the five 
previous years. 

1892 1893 l8 94 l8 95 l8 9 6 

$144 00 $145 80 $153 00 $153 00 $167 40 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. D. BILUNGS, Town Clerk. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING MARCH I, 1595. 



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SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the School Committee, 

Lady and Gentlemen : 

At the beginning of the year the school work was more 
generally creditable and the average efficiency of teachers 
higher than at any time for many years. Three teachers had 
held their places five or more years and we were getting the 
benefit of their growth. Teachers now are scattering away 
again. Two have already gone, another will leave in the 
spring, and three others, probably, soon. Such movements 
leave the schools in a crippled condition, from which they re- 
cover only slowly Six or more years ago a similar move- 
ment took the stronger part of our teaching force. Young 
teachers without training took the places made vacant and 
have hardly yet become as valuable as the older ones. 

How best to provide for these changes of teachers, which we 
have no present means of avoiding, is one of the important 
questions we have to determine. 

The prejudicial effects can be avoided only in part. Any 
school in a fairly satisfactory condition must suffer at first 
from the introduction of a new teacher however the change is 
made. Organization and the employing of teachers trained 
to recognize established principles of teaching are measures 
which mitigate the evil to a considerable degree, With an 
established course of study one teacher takes up the work of 



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another with less confusion and loss of time than where condi- 
tions are otherwise. Recognized methods also become common 
ground to the incoming and outgoing teacher, as does an ac- 
quired language to persons unacquainted with each others na- 
tive tongues. System too must also oppose itself to the tendency 
so common, for each incoming teacher to hoist her own methods 
and course of study even on the school she enters. 

Incidentally too organization and method make the substi- 
tute teacher of some appreciable value, for she can take up the 
work the regular teacher has scheduled for the day and carry it 
on as planned. 

Where shall we get the trained teacher ? Experience should 
not be accounted training, mere experience beyond a term or 
two is as often injurious as helpful. If we apply to the nor- 
mal school, the teacher's agency, or the city training school, 
offering eight dollars a week at most, what order of ability will 
they stand us ? To take the town girls with their partial train- 
ing we can give them is an alternative to be considered, It 
offers at least some selection as to native ability and the better 
chance of a long term of service, both important items. 

Phonics has been used the past year much more than before 
with beginners in reading, with generally good results. Pupils 
differ greatly in their ability to get aid from it. In the most 
successful cases pupils of the first and second grades have ex- 
celled the third, fourth, and fifth grade pupil's not so taught 
in their ability to pronounce new words. Care however has 
to be used that the pupil does not get the habit of reading 
without the meaning. Suggesting words by their meaning 
and all the devices of the so called sense method have to be 
carefully retained. 

The use of supplemental reading commenced in the schools 
in the fall of 1891 . Books were then purchased in sets of eight, 
one book in the larger classes having to serve for two pupils. 
For three years past, sets of fourteen books each have been 
purchased. Three of the smaller sets have been increased to 



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conform to the present plan ; so that now we have eleven full 
sets, as follows : Seven .little Sisters, Swiss Family Robinson, 
Modern Europe, I^ady of the X^ake, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Our 
American Neighbors, Bggleston's Primary History, Mont- 
gomery's Primary History, Saturday afternoon Bird Class, 
(twelve books) Stories of English History, and Our Own 
Country. The smaller sets are : Old Greek Stories, Brooks 
and Brook Basins, Evangeline, Robinson Cruso, Gulliver's 
Travels, Twice Told Tales, From Colony to Commonwealth, 
Natural History Reader No. 2, and Johonnat's stories of Our 
Own Country, (nine sets.) Three sets in paper covers are 
worth little and many others are worn. 

We have in all the schools about twenty- two m classes able at 
least to read a third reader. I think it would be well to in- 
crease this so called supplemental reading by adding to some 
of the small sets and by the purchase of new sets, until all 
classes who are able to read a third reader readily, can be sup- 
plied. The aim is to have the reading matter for these classes 
consist of books of interest to the general reader. Culture and 
intellegence here may well be the leading object rather than 
mere facility in reading. I think it best that in most cases 
pupils read a book but once, but this need not add much to the 
whole number required for by a systematic exchange the num- 
ber of sets would need to be but three or four more than the 
number of classes. 

The old practice of reading a book many times is not believed 
to be a profitable one. Pupils got credit by this practice of 
being better readers because they became familiar with the 
lessons and with a limited number of words that most often 
occurred in the books, but they lost in ability to read and com- 
prehend new matter and in the intelligence possible to be 
gained from it. 

The old serial readers should be kept for occasional use. 
We have enough to supply all the classes. For purpose of 
drill they would at times be valuable, and they might serve as 
readers in brief intervals when other books were not at hand. 



43 



There would be little wear of them, consequently the cost 
of keeping the numbers good would be small. The aggregate 
of maintaining both classes of readers need not be more than 
of furnishing the serial readers as used to be done. 

Many believe that the best results of teacher's meetings are to 
be gotten from the study of subjects that tend to breadth and cul- 
ture, rather than those narrowly practical or professional. How- 
ever good a teacher's attainments may be it is claimed that a 
process of growth is essential to enthusiastic and successful 
teaching. One's new acquisitions are uppermost in his mind, 
they impress him more strongly and hence more often insinuate 
themselves into his every day thought and action. Were the 
teacher's meetings conducted on the principals indicated the 
benefits of the present method need not be sacrificed. Teach- 
ers would have opportunity to exchange views as now and 
supervisor and committee to make such suggestions as seemed 
necessary. Practical school teaching would be discussed in- 
cidentally, as meetings would have to be frequent and would 
thus offer opportunity for it. To secure success, meetings 
should be prescribed by the committee and attendance of 
teachers and superintendent required. 

With the permission of the school committee an exhibit of 
school work was made at South Deerfield last October. Every 
school of the district was represented. The most important 
immediate advantage gained by pupils resulted from the care 
which they gave to the preparation of papers. The exhibit 
was of such magnitude and its, features such as naturally to 
excite in pupils minds much interest in having their work dis- 
played. There was a demand for finished thought and clear 
expression as well as taste in arrangement and color and 
nicety of manual execution. Of course little of all this was 
expected to be reached, but a well sustained effort was secured 
from many. The advantages of good writing appeared most 
decidedly at the exhibit. Whatever excellences a paper had, 
it was lightly esteemed if poorly written. Penmanship as a 
displa}- outranked every other. This point did not escape the 



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notice of the wide-awake and progressive teacher, and writing 
has received an impetus in the schools of such teachers 
wherever they are. 

Could such an exhibit be anticipated from year to year the 
effect on the schools would be strongly felt. The interest and 
feeling of responsibility on the part of pupils would probably 
increase as they more justly appreciated the work with which 
theirs was likely to be brought, into comparison. The call for 
papers for exhibition being anticipated, few would need to be 
prepared purposely ; but most of them could be selected from 
those appearing from time to time in the regular work. 

My experience with the training class has been a pleasant 
one. They have done the work assigned them with cheerful 
readiness and have been enthusiastic and self helpful in the 
pursuit of everything which could be of use to them as 
teachers. There is much that a well equipped training school 
could do for them, which could not well be done under exist- 
ing conditions even were the year's time long enough to admit 
of it. Those subjects have been selected for study which 
could best be carried along with infrequent recitations and 
little time on the part of the teacher for preparation, and 
without special teachers, a mature plan, accumulated notes, 
etc. Every item of the year's work will be of service in 
actual practice in the school room. Would the work ever had 
been done if attempted along with the busy duties of the school 
teacher? Had it been done it must have been at the 
expense of other things equally pressing and important. 

Practice differs as to what objects are included in nature 
study and in what way these objects are studied. For our 
schools at present it seems to me this study should take little 
time and be recreation rather than a task. It should be 
strictly observation work and should involve more of taste 
and fancy than of science. Spontaniety is essential. The best 
work has been where the teacher followed, considerably the 
lead of her pupils. Any definite outline of study would tend 



45 



to undesirable methods. All early geography study should be 
nature study and should constitute a part of this department. 
Nature study should be correlated with the composition work 
and drawing. 

In closing this report I wish to acknowledge my obligations 
to the school committee, who have so ably seconded my efforts 
and aided me in the discharge of my duties, and to the citi- 
zens of the town who have not only sustained the schools with 
their money but have given them that moral support without 
which the work of teacher and supervisor would be in vain. 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. BARTON, Supt. of Schools 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Town of Hatfield, 




FOR THE YEAR 



Ending March i, 1899, 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 

THE HERALD PRINTING HOUSE, 
1899. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MAINTAIN 
ING ORDER IN TOWN MEETINGS. 



i st. The Moderator shall preserve decorum and order, 
may speak on points of order in preference to others; and 
shall decide all questions of order. 

2d. When any voter shall require a question to be deter- 
mined by yeas or nays, the Moderator shall take the sense fo 
the meeting in that manner, provided one-third of the voters 
present are in favor of it. 

3d. He shall propound all questions in the order in which 
they are moved, unless the subsequent be previous in its na- 
ture; except that, in naming sums and fixing times, the lar- 
gest sum and longest time shall be first. 

4th. When a question is under debate, the Moderator shall 
receive no question but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for the 
previous question, to postpone to an hour certain, to amend 
or postpone indefinitely; which several motions shall have pre- 
cedence in the order in which they stand arranged. 

5th. Wfien two or more happen to rise at once, the Mod- 
erator shall name the one who shall speak first. 

6th. No voter shall speak more than seven minutes at any 
one time nor more than twice on the same question without 
first obtaining leave of the meeting. 

7th. All Committees shall be appointed and announced by 
the Moderator, unless otherwise especially directed by the 
meeting. 

8th. When any voter shall make a motion, and such a mo- 
tion shall be seconded by another, the same shall be received 
and considered by the meeting and not otherwise. 



9th. When a vote has passed, it shall be in order for any 
one of the majority to move for a reconsideration thereof; and 
when a motion of reconsideration is decided, that decision 
shall not be reconsidered. 

ioth. No one shall be allowed to stand up to the interrup- 
tion of another while anyone is speaking, or pass unnecessarily 
between the Moderator and person speaking. 

nth. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the 
Moderator desires it. 

1 2th. Any voter may call for a division of the question, 
when the sense will admit of it. 

13th. No motion or proposition of a subject different from 
that under consideration shall be admitted under color of 
amendment. 

14th. When a vote is doubted, the voters for or against 
the question, when called on by the Moderator, shall rise and 
stand uncovered till they shall be counted. 

15th. Individuals while speaking shall stand uncovered, 
and addiess the Moderator. 

1 6th. No person shall be permitted to stand on the seats. 

17th. A motion to adjourn without date shall be debatable; 
but a motion to adjourn to a day certain shall not be debatable. 

1 8th. No person shall be permitted to smoke in this house. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN 
MEETING, MARCH 20, 1899. 



Article i. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. — To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of the School Committee for three years, one 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three years, 
one member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for three 
years, one member of Library Trustees for three years. 

Art. 3. — To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith. 

Art. 4. — To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. — To hear the reports of the Selectmen, Clerk, 
Treasurer, School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, 
Water Commissioners and Sinking Fund Commissioners and 
act thereon. 

Art. 6. — To receive and pass on Town accounts. 

Art. 7. — To take action in relation to raising money to de- 
fray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. — To take action in relation to the maintenance and 
repairs of Highways and Bridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. — To see what action the Town will take in relation 
to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 



Art. io. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. i i . — To take action in relation to the support of the 
Poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. — To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" on the ques- 
tion ''Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liq- 
uors in this Town for the ensuing year. ' ' 

Art. 13. — To see if the Town will employ a teacher of Mu- 
sic in the Public Schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 14. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the care of Cemeteries the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. — To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith Academy 
who are of suitable age and attainments to attend High School. 

Art. 16. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on School Houses. 

Art. 17. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Superintendent of Schools under Chap. 431, acts of 1888, 
as amended by Chap. 200, acts of 1893. 

Art. 18. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Art. 19. — To see if the Town will vote to construct a drain 
or sewer at the north end of Main st., and make an appropria- 
tion for the same. 

Art. 20. — To see if the Town will pay J. A. Cutter dam- 
ages caused by changing grade of road near Hatfield depot. 

Art. 21. — To see if the Town will reimburse B. M. Warner 



for any portion of the expense incurred by him in laying a 
sewer in the highway near his house. 

Art. 22. — To see if the Town will vote to accept provision 
of Chap. 374, acts of 1895, "authorizing Towns to place the 
administration of the Highways under a single highway sur- 
veyor. ' ' 

Art. 23. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the purchase of runners for the hose wagons. 

Art. 24. — To see if the Town will raise money to pay the 
Town's proportion of the expense of the underpass near the 
Hatfield depot. 

Art. 25. — To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
Drawing in the Pnblic Schools, and make an appropriation for 
the same. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield : 

Your Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor submit for your 
kind consideration our doings for the past year. The Poor 
account is large, as you will see by our report. We now 
have six persons that we are supporting in the Northampton 
1^. Hospital, and six others that we are boarding in other 
places, besides others that we are partially supporting. We 
placed three in the Dickinson Hospital during the past year. 
One was a State Pauper, who died there, and we have charged 
the expense to the State. Mrs. James Holley, who came to 
us for relief, we have turned over to the City of Springfield, 
as that was her legal place of settlement, and that bill which 
we have paid will come back to us, and also a bill of $150.67 
from the Town of Buckland. 

Our bridges are in fair condition, but there is always some- 
thing that needs to be done. We would recommend that the 
town do something for permanent repairs on the roads each 
year. That is, to take a portion of the money raised and 
build a good stone or gravel road as far as we can each year. 
We spend a good deal of money on our roads and have nothing 
to show for it. 

POOR EXPENDITURES. 

N. E. Hospital, board of A. M. Richmond, $169.46 

F. L. Mosher, 169 46 

Theodore F. Sikes, 169 46 

James Murray, 169 46 

Myrane Waite, 168 07 

Eewis D. Raboin, 33 89 



N. L. Hospital, board of Julia Theroux, 

Dennis Berry, 

Adella Allair, board Maud Remmilard, 

M. J. Ryan, mdse. " " 

J. H. Howard, " 

Mrs. H. S. Hubbard,board Nettie Wheeler, 

Mrs. M. Taylor, board James Shea, 

J. H. Prindle, clothes, " 

H. S. Hubbard, cash paid, shoes, etc., 
James Shea, 

J. H. Howard, mdse. James Shea, 

J. E. Burke, Tramps, 

H. S. Hubbard, " 

C. Russell, board Patrick Russell, 

Dr. J. C. Fahey, medical attendance of Ar- 
nold Graves and Sidona Vollinger, 

Dickinson Hospital, board Anton Krocot, 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical att. " 

R. E. Edwards, burial " <l 

H.S.Hubbard, 

A. M. Peck Sexton, H. Morton, 

City of Northampton, board of Mrs. James 
Holley, 

Cash for bread, etc, of baker, Mrs. James Holley 

J.'H. Howard, supplies, " " ' 

Albert Billings, bed quilt, Mary Weller, 

M. J. Ryan, mdse. " 

City of Northampton, Joe Ballan, 
" Doolin, 

Joe Proulx, 
George Dennis, 

Town of Huntington, Supt. " 

City of Northampton, sundry old bills, 

board Mrs. S. Vollinger 108 43 
" Arnold Graves, 9907 

F. F. Guilford, " " " 22 50 

" Mrs. S. Vollinger, 24 75 



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35 


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130 


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37 


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Edwin Branerd, board Emily Waite, 



78 57 



$2206 74 



Received from Eewis Raboin, for support of 

I^e wis D. Raboin, $33 89 

Received from estate of Myrane Waite for 

support of Myrane Waite, 168 07 



SCHOOLS. 




Mrs. Oscar Belden, wood, 


$ 3 25 


F. J. Bard well, 


4 50 


A. E- Strong, 


16 50 


E. C. Strong, sawing wood, 


1 50 


sweeping and janitor, 


13 5o 


Maps, 


5000 


Ula Graves, sweeping, 


18 00 


Nellie Boyle, 


18 00 


F. J. Saffer, sweeping and janitor, 


34 50 


sawing wood, 


2 25 


Margaret A. Allair, teaching, 


288 00 


C. Mabel Barton, 


288 00 


Mary J. Breor, 


288 00 


Helen M. Smith, 


284 80 


Emma A. Euce, " 


282 50 


Maud A. Meacham, 


294 40 


Anna C. O'Callaghan, " 


261 40 


Katherine Day, 


221 00 


Mary Breor, 


7 50 


John H. Hubbard, janitor, 


31 00 


Earkin Proulx, " 


8 00 


Frank Breor, " 


16 00 


Joseph Eeveat, 


6 00 


I. E. D wight, coal, 


195 23 


H. S. Hubbard, drawing coal, 


2 00 


Poland, sawing wood, 


2 75 


Mary Allair, teaching, 


11 70 



34 83 






6 55 






12 OO 






7 25 






19 60 






19 60 






1 00 






$2 


75i 


1 1 



II 

William B. McClellan, coal, 

Oscar Belden, drawing coal, wood, etc. 

Nellie Murphy, sweeping, 

Eddie Murphy, janitor, 

Mary Brennan, sweeping, 

John Brennan, janitor, 

Frank Minneosky, sawing wood, 



Superintendent of Schools C. M. Barton, $246 22 

SCHOOE HOUSE REPAIRS. 

Mrs. Oscar Belden, repairs and mdse., 

H. S. Hubbard, cash paid labor and lumber, 

Michael Hade, labor Center, 

J. Towhill & Son, " 

Edgar P. Eyman, " " 

Wm. B. Langdon, " 

Standard Blackboard Co. Reps. B. boards, 

H. N. Hunt, labor W. Brook, 

Shumway & Woodruff, repairs, 

J. H. &W. H. Riley, 

A. E. Strong, lumber, 

H. N. Hunt, labor, 

C. W. Wolfram, 

E. J. Powers, slate repairing, 

F. J. Saffer, 

EIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

Balch Brothers, books, . 

Marion Billings, librarian, 
Richard B. Eisold, books, 
Mrs. Mary K. Morton, " 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., " 
J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 



* 385 


4 75 


7 12 


46 10 


5 45 


1 1 90 


H 30 


20 00 


23 34 


26 90 


4 38 


4 94 


385 


3 25 


25 25 


20 00 


$40 00 


25 00 


39 60 


3 00 


8263 


50 00 



$225 38 



12 

cataloguing books, 7 00 

. 2 00 

bal. on acct., 50 77 

M. J. Ryan, for oil, 2.97 



$30297 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES. 

J. L. Hammett &Co., $139 87 

The Morse Co. Publishers, 2 16 

Eagle Pencil Co.. 2 70 

Silver Burdette & Co., 26 80 

Standard Blackboard Company, 2 70 

American Book Co., 43 75 

S. E. Bridgman & Co. , 7 45 

George F. King & Co. , 5 34 

Holden Pat. Book Cover Co. 12 19 

CM. Barton, express and freight on books, 7 03 

S250 01 

TUITIONS TO SMITH ACADEMY. 
R. M. Woods, Treasurer, S500 00 

TEACHING MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 
Thomas Charmbury, $ I 5° °° 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 

C. D. Bardwell, Treasurer, $50 00 

CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 
F. H. Bardwell, Treasurer, $100 co 

SINKING FUND. 
M. J. Ryan, Treasurer, $825 00 

WATER RATES. 
Henry N. Hunt, Collector, $359 50 

359 50 

$719 00 



13 




STATE AID. 




Mrs. Minerva N. Anderson, 


$24 00 


Mrs. Mary A. Stiles, 


32 00 



$5600 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 



$ -40 






50 






2 27 






2 OO 






47 03 






1 00 






75 00 






75 


$128 






95 


$935 00 






2 00 


$937 






00 



J. A. Sullivan, turf cutter, 
Harry N. Hunt, repairs, 
J. H. &'W. H. Riley, repairs, 
A. E. Strong, wood, 
I. S. D wight, coal, 
H. S. Hubbard, drawing coal, 
Wm. D. Billings, janitor, 
J. H. Howard, mdse. 



WATER COMPANY. 

Paid on loan, 

Judge Bassett, legal advice on water bonds, 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

E. N. Dickinson, labor, old bill, $ 3 25 

W. W. Holden. " 3 50 

Horace Shumway, " 3 75 

Wm. H. Dickinson, lumber, old bill, 15 56 

H. G. Moore, labor, old bill, 8.90 

Oscar Belden, " " 50 

J. A. Cutter, " 1 75 

Polanders, " 1 50 

John Munger, 9 00 

Frank Lovett, 7 50 

Frank Sweetland, 5 25 

Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, 1 75 



14 



Frank Newman, labor, 
Joseph Stoddard, " 
Joseph Raboin, " 

Frank Minneosky, " 
Lewis Carson, " 

H. S. Hubbard, 

H. S. Hubbard, pd. freight and drawing ce- 
ment and tile, 
Michael Spurber, 

B. & M. R. R. Ft. on tile and lumber, 
P. J. Callahan, labor, 
William J. Lyons, " 
Harry A. Hunt, painting bridges, 
Jacob Gies, labor, 
Adam Saraphin, " 
L. J. Ryan, lumber, 
labor, 
Patrick McGlynn, labor, 
Horace Shumway, 
John Smith, 

Day & Company, Akron pipe, 
George Bitner, labor, 
John J. Ryan, " 

W. W. Holden, " 
A. L. Strong, lumber, 
David Garvey, labor, 
S. W. Kingsley, repairs, 

road scraper, 

Good Roads Mcne. Co. auger and bolts, scraper, 8 oo 
L. S. & H. S. Munson, plank, 70 65 

J. H. Sanderson, labor, 2 70 

F. Dubois, " 1 13 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, 3 30 

Paul Balice, labor, 2 25 

Dennis McGrath, labor, 10 50 

John McGrath, '.' 13 50 



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62 


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80 


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53 


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52 


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3 


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60 


25 


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171 


63 


45 


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226 


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12 


28 


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15 


3 50 


3 


00 


25 5o 



$1288 77 



15 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



Walter Bedell, labor, 


$IO oo 


John Brennan, " 


7 50 


William Coffee, 


4 5o 


John Kerren, ' ' 


7 5o 


John Vollinger " 


17 5o 


John Stenglein, 


n 00 


David Powers, ■' 


300 


Thomas McGrath, " 


3 °° 


J. H. & W. H. Riley, Akron pipe, 


23 40 


James Boyle, labor, 


4 50 


J. T. Cutter, 


15 13 


M. J. Proulx, 


53 88 


Alfred Breor, 


7 00 


Henry LaMountain, " 


7 00 


Patrick J. Whalen, " 


10 00 


E. Hamel, " 


8 85 


J. S. Danlein, " 


8 00 


John Danlein, " 


7 5o 


David Powers, " 


1 50 


Francis Bardwell, " 


35 5o 


L. S. Crafts, 


13 00 


C.J. Murphy, 


3 00 


City of Northampton, rock, 


2 70 


Joseph Newman, labor, 


2 50 


A. E. Harris, 


1050 


John Kiley, Jr., 


3 5o 


T. J. Slattery, 


1 05 


J. T. Fitzgibbons, " 


2 00 


John Vollinger, ' ' 


1237 


E. W. Field, 


3 54 


John M. Strong, 


2 50 


C. A. Jones, 


H 25 


B. M. Warner, 


6 00 


F. T. Vining, 


75 



i6 



E. N. Dickinson, 15 00 

M.J.Ryan, Mdse., 1052 



$349 44 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

George W. Clark, Auditing Treas. aect. 1897, $ IG °° 

C. A. Pierce & Co., Printing Town Reports, 36 81 

T. A. Orcutt, Fees on Warrant, 

M. J. Ryan, Postage on Town Reports, 

Cecil Bagnall, Supplies Town Clerk, 

S. E. Bridgman& Co., Assessors' bills, etc., 1897 

" " " Coll. Book and Pens, 

" " '' Indexes, 

E- J. Powers, repairs Town Hall, 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, report on bridges, 
Mrs. M. Proulx, cleaning school houses, 
MrsDugal, " " " 
Mrs. E. Hilbert, 
J. H. Sanderson, " " 

F. Minneosky, 

E. A. Breor, Services as Constable, 
S. W. Kingsley, " " 

old bills, 
Daily Herald, printing card signs, 
A. E. Strong, wood, Town Hall, 
1,. M. Thacher, inspecting grade crossing, 

F. S. Saffer, School Exhibit, 
A. M. Peck, recording deaths, 
W. D. Billings, Cop. Assessors' books, 
h. H. Kingsley, " 
Greenough, Adams & Co., Ink, 
E. S. Warner, inspecting cattle, 
H. S. Hubbard, cleaning clock, dusters and 

waste basket, 

cleaning tree, cemetery, 



I 15 


2 57 


815 


1 20 


2 95 


2 00 


6 00 


17 50 


8 62 


8 62 


5 00 


75 


1 00 


3 °o 


3 °o 


14 25 


1 «5 


9 00 


10 00 


485 


4 75 


11 00 


11 00 


1 38 


48 00 


2 05 


2 50 



17 



H. S. Hubbard, Journal and two thermometers, 
Cleaning cellar school house, 
Paper and Postage, 
E. I. Clapp, printing, 
Dr. J. D. Seymour, reporting deaths, 
J. H. & W. H. Riley, Grate for water works, 
Oscar Belden, Grading School grounds, 

E. S. Crafts, repairs School W. B. 
H. S. Hubbard, Expenses Boston on State road, 

' ' Buckland Pauper case, 
Holyoke and Deerfield 
M. Howes, supplies for Schools, 
J. H. Howard, supplies Town Hall, 

for Schools, 
Mrs. Oscar Belden, supplies, work and repairs, 

cash for cleaning S. House, 
CM. Barton, Supply, 

Committee for Schools, 
David Billings, Ballot Clerk, 
Dennis McGrath, " 
B. P. Dwight, 
A. H. Breor, 

M. J, Ryan, mdse. for schools, 
Horace Shumway, Exp. and freight, 
Wm. D. Billings, recording births, deaths and 

marriages, 
Wm. D. Billings, serving warrants, 
J. H. Howard, telephoning, 
Frary Bros. Repairs on stoves, 
Roswell Billings, Postage, 

F. J. Saffer, Supplies for Schools, 
CD. Bardwell, care of Town Clock, 

Hall, 
C K. Morton, Expenses to Boston, 

" ' ' Elector, 
J. S. Wells, Tax bills and stationery, 



> I 30 


2 OO 


3 00 


1 00 


1 25 


} 25 


3 00 


9 66 


ii 7 50 


, 2 00 


., 1 00 


2 20 


50 


405 


, 5 40 


5 50 


15 00 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


1 95 


13 06 


25 00 


12 00 


15 


8 50 


2 00 


75 


1500 


33 00 


9 18 


10 00 


4 30 



$447 45 



i8 
H. G. Moore, tax bills, 4 75 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



E. H. Breor, lettering Fire 


Wagon, 


$ 2 60 


M. J. Ryan, " 


i i 


5 00 


" " gongs for " 


i i 


5 00 


" freight 


i i 


5 67 


" " testing hose, 




10 25 


A. H. Graves, storing 


hose wagon, 


5 00 


J. T. &W.H. Burke, " 


< 1 i i 


5 00 


C. W. Marsh, 


a (t 


5 00 


C. H. Crafts, 


a (i 


5 00 


JohnS. Carl, 


"2 years 


10 00 


S. W. Kingsley, repairing 


Hose Wagons, 


9 50 


E. S. Crafts, 


c i i i 


3 °° 


C. H. Crafts, gong straps, 


etc., for Hose 




Wagons, 




6 57 


service of men at fires, 


9 00 


Horses at fires, 


300 


J.G.Smith, 




2 00 


Men 




4 00 


H. W. Carl, 




1 00 


Horses " 




2 00 


George Belden, " 




2 00 


Men 




8 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

D. W. Wells, Water Commissioner, $ 50 00 

C. Iy. Warner, " " 25 00 

E.B.Dickinson, " " 5000 
C. L,. Graves, Selectman and Overseer of Poor 65 00 

C. A. Jones, " " " " 5000 

M. J. Ryan, " " " " 125 00 

Supt. Roads, 100 00 



$452 20 



$108 59 



i 9 



Iy. H. Kingsiey, Assessor, 


68 00 


Wm. D. Billings, 


58 00 


John Vollinger, ' ' 


40 00 


H. S. Hubbard, School Committee, 


2500 


P. J. Callahan, 


7 00 


Roswell Billings, Treasurer, 


100 00 


Wm. D. Billings, Clerk, 


225 00 


T. J. Ryan, Registrar of Voters, 


8 00 


John F. Fitzgibbons, " 


800 


H. S. Hubbard, 


800 


H. G. Moore, Collector, 1897, 


125 00 


T. J. Ryan, Supt. Roads, 


118 00 


F. J. S'affer, School Committee, 


8 00 


Mrs. Oscar Belden, 


18 00 


1897, 


15 00 


W. C. Dickinson, Treasurer, 1897, 


100 00 


J. S. Wells, Collector, 


100 00 




$1496 00 



H. S. HUBBARD, ) Selectmen 
T. J. RYAN, [■ of 

C. A. JONES, ) Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 

C. Iv. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfi^d, March 6, 1899. 



APPROPRIATIONS, 1898. 

Public library, $ 300 00 

Memorial Day, . 50 00 

Cemeteries, 100 00 

Special repairs, School Houses, 200 00 



20 



Poor, 


2000 oo 


Memorial Building, 


150 00 


Schools, 


2150 00 


Music in Schools, 


150 00 


School Supplies, 


250 00 


Sinking Fund, 


300 00 


Water Rates, 


720 60 


Town officers, 


1200 00 


Interest, 


250 00 


Enforcement lyiquor L,aw, 


150 00 


Fire Apparatus, 


916 67 


Bond, 


15 00 


Smith Academy, 


500 00 


School Superintendent, 


240 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


1500 00 


additional, 


500 00 


Contingencies, 


800 00 

$12,441 67 



TOTAL AMOUNT OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 
MARCH 1, 1899. 

Poor, $ 2206 74 

State Aid, 56 00 

Memorial Building, 128 95 

Schools, 2751 11 

Tuitions, 500 00 

Music in Schools, 150 00 

School Supplies, 250 01 

Superintendent of Schools, 246 22 

Schoolhouse Repairs, 225 38 

Memorial Day Appropriation, 50 00 

Cemetery Appropriation, 100 00 

Sinking Fund, 825 00 

Water Rates, 71900 

library, 302 97 

Town Officers, 1496 00 



21 



Contingencies, 
Fire Department, 
Water Company, 
Highways and Bridges, 



452 20 

108 59 

937 00 

1638 21 



-$i3,i43 38 



LIST OF JURORS 

REPORTED BY THE SELECTMEN, MARCH 1, 1899. 



W. H. Belden, 
James Porter, 
J. H. Howard, 
Jacob Carl, 
E. N. Strong, 
O. Stanley Graves, 
A. H. Graves, 
D. P. McGrath, 
M. J. Ryan, 
C. H. Crafts, 



E. E- Pease, 
Roswell Hubbard, 
Lewis A. Billings, 
P. T. Boyle, 
R. J. Nolan, 
A. H. Breor, 
C. S. Shattuck, 
Roswell Billings, 
Peter Saffer, 
C. E. Graves, 



P. J. Whalen. 



H. S. HUBBARD, ) Selectmen 
T. J. RYAN, [ of 

C. A. JONES, ) Hatfield 



Water Commissioners' Report, 



The following is respectfully submitted as the third annual 
report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received from the town the following sums of 

money : 

From orders on Treasurer, 335 1 98 

From rebate on freight, 75 

$3352 73 

which has been disbursed as follows: 

To M. J. Drummond & Co., for cast iron wa- 
ter pipe, $1757 T 7 

To Chapman Valve Mfg. Co., for hydrants 

and gates, 192 26 

To J. H & W. H. Riley, for lead and jute 

packing, 299 83 

To Bedell & Ryan, for laying water pipe, 1003 82 

To H. Art.hur Phelps, inspector of pipe lay- 
ing, 57 25 

To H. Hamil, for 1 in. service pipe, 40 46 

To freight on lead and casting, 1 94 

$3352.73 



WORK DONE IN 1 

781 feet of 6 in. pipe laid to average depth of 5 ft. 
8161 " " 4 " " " " " " " " " 

8942 " cr 1 69-100 miles total. 
8 hydrants set. 

2 water gates set. 

3 large valve boxes set. 



23 

MATERIAL USED. 

89 549-2000 tons cast iron pipe and specials. 
4056-2000 " of lead. 
196 lbs. Jute packing. 



MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES ON HAND. 

5500 lbs. 8 in. pipe, value 
325 lbs. 6 in. pipe, 
1380 lbs. 4 in. pipe, 
Specials, 
Lead furnace, 
Sewer pump, 
Tapping machine, 
3 wheelbarrows, 



$52 


80 


3 


25 


13 


80 


3 


00 


22 


50 


44 


00 


75 


00 


5 


00 



5219 35 



AMOUNT OF PIPE LAID IN THE ENTIRE SYSTEM. 
18,781 feet of 8 inch pipe. 



47.786 " 


■" 6 " 


20,497 " 


" 4 " 


1320 ' 


" 2 " ' 


5708 " 


" 1 " ' 


1070 " 


- y A " ■ 



95,162 " or 18 02-100 miles. 

COST OF ENTIRE SYSTEM, 



Amount expended prior to last report, 

" in i! 



Less amount received from sales, 
" supplies on hand, 



$47,316 30 
3.352 73 

! < 

363 6l 

219 35 



-$50,66903 



2 96 



$50,086 07 



2 4 . 

RECEIPTS FROM WATER RATES AND DIS- 
BURSEMENTS. 



Cash on hand last report, 


$ 849 


" collections, 


2483 99 


' ' from sale of material, 


85 36 


Cash paid to Town Treasurer, 


$2283 35 


" " H. N. Hunt, Supt., 


164 27 


" " for Street Boxes, 


42 00 


" " Hydrant, 


20 24 


" " " setting same, 


i 1 37 


" " " Stand Pipes, 


27 65 


' ' ' * ' ' Sundry Supplies, 


28 96 



>2577 84 



$2577 84 

We now have 219 connections with the works. The town 
has 75 Hydrants for protection from fire, also 5 Water Tanks, 
and the water in 5 School Houses, 



E-B. DICKINSON, I Water 

D. W.WEELS, V ~ 

C. E. WARNER. J Commissioners 

Hatfiki,d, March 1st, 1899. 



I have this day examined the books' and accounts of the 
Water Commissioners and find them correct. 

C. E. GRAVES, Auditor. 
HatfikIvD, March 1,1! 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



RoswKiviv Biujngs, Treasurer, in Account with the 
Town of Hatfield. 



dr. 



cash received from W. H. Dickinson, 




Treasurer, $ 


1236 64 


H. G. Moore, Col., 




(old account,) 


1447 73 


J. S. Wells, Col., i 


3,429 21 


D. W. Wells, wa- 




ter rates, 


2283 35 


State Corporation 




Tax, 


347 67 


State Nat'l Bank 




Tax, 


75863 


State Aid, 


24 00 


State Burial of In- 




digent Soldiers, 


35oo 


State School Fund, 


355 55 


State Comp. for 




Insp. of Animals, 


36 00 


County Treas. Dog 




Fund 


92 35 


City of Northamp- 




ton, tuition, 


no 50 



26 



State School Dis- 




trict, 


160 00 


Receivers H. Co. 




Bank, 


163 54 


Northampton tui- 




tion, 1897, 


iH 75 


Accrued Inst, sale 




Water Bonds, 


36 00 


Pool License, 


4 00 


Estate Myrane 




Waite, sup. My- 




rane Waite, 


168 08 


Lewis Raboin,sup. 




Lewis S. Raboin, 


33 89 


Dist. Court Fines 




and Forfeitures, 


8 00 


Sale of Tile, 


7 26 


Sale of Cemetery 




lots, 


1 00 


^p^^,"oj. ^ 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS AT 4 PER CENT 

INTEREST. 



Jose Parker & Co. , 250000 

C. A. Jones, 1000 00 



-$ 3500 00 



$24,353 15 



CR. 



By]cash paid Selectmen's Orders, $13,143 38 

County Tax, 2076 00 



2 7 

Interest on Water Bonds, 1840 00 

State Tax, 585 00 

Interest, old notes, 89 50 

'' Temporary Iyoans, 99 43 

Fees and Expenses, 47 98 

Hampshire Sav. Bank Notes, 2000 00 
Hampshire Co. Bank Checks, 160 00 
Assessors of Abatement, 6 50 

Balance in hands of Treasurer, 805 36 

$20,853 15 

BY CASH ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Jose Parker & Co., 2500 00 

C. A. Jones, 1000 00 

$3500 00 



$24,353 15 



IN ACCOUNT WITH H. G. MOORE, COLLECTOR. 
DR. 

To Cash received, $H47 73 

To Order of Abatement, 5 53 



$1453 26 



CR. 



By Balance Uncollected Taxes, $ I 37 I 57 

By Interest on Taxes, 81 69 



$H53 26 



IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S- WELLS, COLLECTOR. 
DR. 

To Cash received, $13,429 21 



28 

To Discount on Taxes, 99 37 

To Uncollected Taxes, 807 50 



$14,336 08 



CR, 



By Assessors' Warrant, 1898-99, $14,279 05 

By Interest on Taxes, 57 03 



-$14,33608 



IN ACCOUNT WITH WATER SYSTEM. 



DR. 



To cash received from W. H. Dickinson, 

Treasurer, $ 234 98 
To cash received from sale of $2000 Wa- 
ter Bonds, 2000 00 
To cash received from premium on Water 

Bonds, 234 60 

To cash received from Town Account, 916 67 

" " " " Interest, 18 33 

" Temporary Ivoan, 200000 

" Town Account, 100 00 



$5504 38 



CR. 



By cash paid Water Com. orders, $335 l 9§ 

*' " Temporary Ivoan, 200000 

" " " Interest on " 1000 

Printing Water Bonds, 20 00 

Express on Bonds, 25 

" " " Town Account, 100 00 



2 9 

Balance, 22 15 



-$5504 38 



SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 



DR. 



CR. 



Uncollected Taxes, $807 50 

Due from State Aid rendered Anton Krocot, 74 00 
Due from Buckland, Aid rendered Henry 

Morton, 150 00 

Due from C. D. Bardwell, 57 88 

" State Aid, 5600 

" " City of Northampton, 1400 

" " City of Springfield, aid rendered 

Mrs James Holly, 20 16 

Cash in Treasury, 805 36 



$1984 90 



WATER FUND. 



DR. 



30 years 4 per cent Water Bond, $47,000 00 

$47,000 00 

CR. 

Sinking Fund, $2017 63 



3o 

Cash in Treasury, 22 15 

$2039 7! 

ROSWEU, BIUJNGS, Treasurer. 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the 
Treasurer and find them correct. 

C. Iv. GRAVES, Auditor. 
HatfikIvD, March 7, 1899. 



COLLECTOR'S REPORT. 



J. S. WKivivS, Cou^ctor, in Account with thk Towk 
of Hatfield. 



dr. 



To Assessors' warrant for collection, $14,279 05 
To Interest Collected, 57 03 



-$14,33608 



CR. 



By cash paid R. Billings, Treasurer, $13,429 21 

Discount, 99 37 

Uncollected taxes, 807 50 



-$14,336 08 



Taxes collected in the different months. 



July $ 922 90 

August, 3000 61 

September, 102 1 04 

October, 261 40 

November, 752 94 

December, 1656 51 

1899 

January, 3041 44 

February, 2772 37 



-$13,429 21 



Hatfikld, March 1, '99. 



ASSESSORS' REPORT. 



Total value of Assessed Estate, $1,027,449 00 

Value of Assessed Personal Estate, 242,566 00 

Value of Assessed Real Estate : 

Buildings, $356,57o 

Land, 428,313 

$784,883 



Number of Residents Assessed on property, 312 

" Non " " " '" ' 91 



403 

Number of persons assessed on Poll tax only, 228 

Total number of persons assessed, 631 

Number of male polls assessed, 468 

Total amount committed to the Tax Collector for collection 
is as follows: 

State Tax, $ 585 00 
County Tax, 2076 17 

Town Grant, ii,44-i 67 
Overlayings, 176 21 

Total, $14,279 05 

Assessors' estimate of Bank and Corporation, $1000.00 

Rate of tax per $1000, $13. 

The amount credited this town by the State for Bank and 
Corporation tax the five previous years is as follows : 

1893 1894 1895 l8 96 1897 

$2345 $1856 $1423 $1,661 $1569 



33 

Tlie failure of the Hampshire County National Bank and 
reducing the capital stock in other Banks accounts for the 
comparatively small sum received the present year. 

Number of Horses assessed, 518 

" Cows " 324 
" Neat cattle other than cows, assessed 93 

" Swine assessed, 52 

" Fowls " 1300 

" Dwelling houses assessed, 281 

" all other buildings " 525 

Value of property exempt from taxation under Chap. 11, 
Sec. 5, Public Statutes: 

Literary Institutions, $63,900 75 

Church Property, 24,000 00 

Assets of the town as reported to the Tax Commissioner by 
the Assessors: 

School Houses, $15,000 00 

Other Public buildings, 12,000 00 

Cemeteries, 1000 00 

Water Wcrks, 50,000 00 

Fire apparatus, 1300 00 

Sinking fund (water) 1646 00 

Total, $80,946 00 

Liabilities of the town as reported to the Tax Commissioner 
by the assessors: 

Water Works, $50,000 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BILLINGS, ^) Assessors 
LEWIS H. KIKGSLBY, [ of 

JOHN VOLLINGER. \ Hatfield 



Report of the Sinking Fund Commis- 
sioners. 



Sinking Fund Commissioners had the following amounts on 
deposit January ist, 1S99: 

Amherst Saving's Bank, 51074 36 

Hampshire Savings Bank. 67 01 

Northampton Institution for Savings. : - 

52:27 54 

M. J. RYAJST, ') Sinking 

R. M.WOODS, - Fund 

E. S. WARNER. J Commissioners 

I have this day examined the vouchers of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and found them to be as reported. 

C. L. GRAVES. Auditor. 
Hatfield. March ist. 1S99. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



The vital statistics for the town of Hatfield for the year 
i8q8 are as follows: 



BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


January, 


i 


I 


O 


February, 


3 


o 


3 


March, 


2 


O 


2 


May, 


2 


I 


I 


June, 


I 


I 


O 


July, 


5 


2 


3 


August, 


3 


O 


3 


September, 


2 


2 


O 


October, 


4 


I 


3 


November, 


2 


I 


i 


December, 


3 


I 


2 



Total, 



28 



io 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 





FATHER. 


MOTHER 


in United States, 


17 


17 


Germany, 


4 


4 


Poland, 


4 


4 



36 



Canada, 2 2 

Hungary, 1 1 



28 28 



Births for five previous years: 



1893 


1S95 


1895 




1896 


1897 




24 


29 


19 




34 


27 






MARRL 


AGES BY 


MO 


NTHS. 




xo. 


January. 












1 


February, 












3 


March, 












1 


April, 












3 


May. 












1 


July, 












1 


August, 












1 


September, 












2 


October, 












2 



Total, 15 

First marriage of both parties, 14 

Second marriage of groom, first of bride, 1. 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 51 and 25 years of 
ag3 respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 36 and 15 years of age 
respectively. 

X umber of Certificates issued from this office, 16. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 

• GROOM. BRIDE. 

Born in the United States. 10 10 

Ireland, 2 1 



37 



Poland, 
Austria, 
Canada, 
Germany, 



Total, 



2 
O 
O 
I 

15 



2 
I 
I 
O 

15 



Marriages for the five previous years: 



1893 
10 



1894 
16 



1895 
13 



12 



1697 
14 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

October, 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



NO. 

3 
3 
1 
2 
2 
2 
1 
1 
1 

3 
19 



MALES. 

2 
I 
I 

o 

2 
O 

o 

I 
I 
o 



FEMALES. 

I 
2 
O 
2 
O 
2 
I 
O 

o 
3 

n 



NO. 



Under 


one year of age 


2 


Between 20 and 30 years, 


1 


< t 


30 and 40 ' ' 


1 


( < 


40 and 50 " 


3 


1 i 


50 and 60 " 


2 


i t 


60 and 70 " 


3 


< i 


70 and 80 " 


6 



MALES 

O 
O 

I 
2 
O 
2 
2 



FEMALES. 

2 
I 
O 
I 
2 
I 

4 



38 
8o and 90 ' ' 1 1 o 

19 8 11 

Age of oldest person deceased, (male) 88 years, 8 months. 
BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


in United States, 


14 


6 


8 


Germany, 


2 


O 


2 


Ireland, 


I 


I 


O 


Austria, 


I 


I 


O 


Switzerland, 


I 


O 


I 



19 8 11 

Deaths for the five previous years: 



893 


1894 


1395 


1896 


1897 


18 


23 


17 


18 


23 



Causes of death classified according to nomenclature adopt- 
ed by State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Rheumatism, 1 

Cholera Infantum, 1 

Dysentery, 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Dropsy, 1 

Cancer, 1 

Phthisis (Consumption of Lungs), 1 



39 
LOCAL DISEASES. 

Pneumonia, 3 

Heart Disease, 3 

Paralysis, i 

Apoplexy, i 

Neurasthenia, i 

Spinal Sclerosis, i 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Old age. Senility, i 

Exhaustion, i 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Accidental Poisoning, i 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



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Horace W. Hubbard, Maria Randall, 

Henry Morton, Mrs Caroline E.Harris, 

Mrs Elizabeth Schepp, Michael Hade, 

Wm. C. Dickinson, Patrick J. Callahan, 

Mrs Mary E. Dole, Mrs. Adelle Allair, 

Infant dau. of L. H. Wight, Mrs. Sarah Green, 

H. Willard Warren, Mary Karpiey, 

Anton Racrot, Jonathan B. Green, 

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Crocker, Mrs. Mary L. Wilcox, 
Mrs. Betsey Wedemere. 



DOGS. 



The number of Dog licenses during the year ending No- 
vember 30, 1898, with the receipts and settlement of the ac- 
count with the County Treasurer is as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 

61 male dogs, at $2 each, $122 00 

4 female dogs, ot $5 each, 20 00 

$142 00 

Less fees 65 dogs at 20 cents each, 13 00 



$129 00 
Amount paid County Treasurer, 129 00 

Amount paid County Treasurer on this account for the five 
previous years : 

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 

$145.80 $153 00 $153 00 $167 40 169 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



YEftR ENDING MARCH I, 1599. 



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Report of the Superintendent of 
Schools. 



To the School Committee : 

Lady and Gentlemen : 

Schools must be regarded as poor or good somewhat by way 
c f comparison. What was a good school a generation ago 
would not be so regarded now. That our schools should keep 
pace with the general onward movement is not more than is 
striven for in the town's other public and private matters gen- 
erally. 

I wish to call attention to some unfavorable conditions 
which put our schools to disadvantage with the really pros- 
perous schools of the State with which they should be com- 
pared. They are not new to us; but each year we have to 
brush away hindrances we have tolerated before, and add fa- 
cilities we have previously gotten along without. 

The wages of teachers are low as compared with wages 
generally in schools of good rank. In most of the large towns, 
they have steadily advanced. The state also has furnished aid 
to the poor towns to effect the same purpose in them. 



45 

It is not reasonable to suppose that this increase of wages 
has not been attended with corresponding advantages. There 
is no intention to disparage our present teachers. L,ow wages 
does not preclude the idea of our having teachers of good abil- 
ity. Better pay, however, could but tend to increase the dig- 
nity and importance of their positions and their feeling of re- 
sponsibility for the quality of their work. It would also tend 
to lengthen their terms of service, — an item which, to say the 
least, is of as much importance as any other, while in selecting 
new teachers it would enable the committee to insist on better 
preparation and more full assurances of success. 

Absenteeism has come to be one of the most discouraging 
features of our schools. The state reports show us in a com- 
paratively poor light in this respect, but they only in small 
part exhibit the absences peculiar to us, which occur from 
keeping the older children out for work in onions and tobac- 
co, and from the growing absenteeism among the little first 
and second year pupils. Most of these are for periods of 
more than five days each and do not appear in the percentages 
given in the state reports. They should be added to our 
otherwise poor record when we compare the opportunities of 
our schools with those of other towns. 

Parents who send their children regularly believe that the 
teacher or the management is at fault if such children do not 
get the full benefits of the time spent in school, but it is im- 
possible that they should not suffer to some degree from the 
delinquencies of others. To drop the pupil who has gotten 
behind from staying out, into a class a year behind would often 
be excessively harsh for him as well as unwise for the good of 
the school generally. To hear him alone or with a few others 
equally unfortunate, thus consuming the teacher's time which 
should be given to regular grades, would be even worse than 
to let him go on with his class. It would also be as reasona- 
ble to expect the farm laborer to make up for lost time by 



4 6 

working harder than the men who work with him, as that 
such pupil should recover his standing by doing extra work. 
In no small degree the regular attendant halts for the pupil 
who has been absent. It is not so much that he is necessarily 
kept back, as that he loses the stimulus of dealing with his 
equals. If the absentee is discouraged and dull the regular 
attendant also has lost spirit and incentive. 

Every year adds to the number of towns which have a 
special teacher of drawing. Results such as come from special 
skill and culture cannot rightfully be expected of the regular 
teacher. 

The culture and skill pupils get in this direction are not to 
be regarded as ornament merely and adding to the pride of ac- 
complishment. They develop intellectual ability and tend to 
practical ends. In our own state they promise to lead definite- 
ly in the direction of industrial opportunity. As coarse man- 
ufacturing shifts to other regions our opportune seems to lie 
in the direction of finer and more artistic products. The dif- 
fusion of taste among the masses is one of the means of suc- 
cess, for the preferences of the consumer must be the opportu- 
nity of the manufacturer. The makers of tasty products must 
also be drawn from the masses. Genius, too, which invents 
and discovers, is as likely to spring from the poor family as 
from the rich, and so far as the school develops the pupil in 
keeping with the demands of his time, it will lead him toward 
a successful application of his gifts. 

A fourth source of weakness to our schools is in having no 
specified work to accomplish before entering the academy. 
Every one conversant with schools knows the advantages of 
having a definite assignment of work for each of the grades, 
for the performance of which the pupil in some way is made to 
feel responsible. To the pupil aiming to enter the high school 
the same responsibility attaches to the completion of his last 



47 

year in the lower schools as to any in his course, for only by 
doing it can he pass to the first grade of the high school. With 
the. practice of taking for the academy any pupil whose apt- 
ness as a scholar makes it probable he can be worked through 
the course without seriously hindering his class, the belief 
grows up that, in some of the branches, at least, pupils need 
not do the work of the last year or two. In this way the hold 
of the teacher on the upper grades is seriously weakened. 

No complaint is intended in this, and the right of the acad- 
emy, like a school out of town, to make its own terms of ad- 
mission or to admit without terms, is not questioned. There 
is also no disposition to keep pupils from entering as early as 
they can get in. If they determine to try at the end of the 
seventh, or even the sixth year, their work is shaped as far 
as is possible to fit them to succeed. 

What has been written is in no way meant as an apology 
for any especial short-coining of the past year. The work of 
teachers taken together has never been better performed. 
Schools in which attendance has somewhat improved have 
shown much more than correspondingly improved results. 
The school register in every case reveals the cause of partial 
failures. 



Respectfully submitted. 

C. M. BARTON. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Town of J-latfield. 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



March i, 1900, 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 

THE HERALD PRINTING HOUSE: 

1900. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MAINTAINING 
ORDER IN TOWN MEETINGS. 



1st. The Moderator shall preserve decorum and order, 
may speak on points of order in preference to others ; and 
shall decide all questions of order. 

2d. When any voter shall require a question to be deter- 
mined by yeas or nays, the Moderator shall take the sense of 
the meeting in that manner, provided one-third of the voters 
present are in favor of it. 

3d. He shall propound all questions in the order in which 
they are moved, unless the subsequent be previous in its na- 
ture ; except that, in naming sums and fixing times, the 
largest sum and longest time shall be first. 

4th. When a question is under debate, the Moderator shall 
receive no question but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for the 
previous question, to postpone to an hour certain, to amend 
or postpone indefinitely ; which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order in which they stand arranged. 

5th. When two or more happen to rise at once, the Mod- 
erator shall name the one who shall speak first. 



6th. No voter shall speak more than seven minutes at any 
one time, nor more than twice on the same question without 
first obtaining leave of the meeting. 

7th. All Committees shall be appointed and announced by 
the Moderator, unless otherwise especially directed by the 
meeting. 

8th. When any voter shall make a motion, and such a 
motion shall be seconded by another, the same shall be 
received and considered by the meeting, and not otherwise. 

9th. When a vote has passed, it shall be in order for any 
one of the majority to move for a reconsideration thereof ; and 
when a motion of reconsideration is decided, that decision 
shall not be reconsidered. 

10th. No one shall be allowed to stand up to the interrup- 
tion of another while any one is speaking, or pass unneces- 
sarily between the Moderator and the person speaking. 

11th. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the 
Moderator desires it. 

12th. Any voter may call for a division of the question, 
when the sense will admit of it. 

13th. No motion or proposition of a subject different from 
that under consideration shall be admitted under color of 
amendment. 

14th. When a vote is doubted, the voters for or against 
the question, when called on by the Moderator, shall rise and 
stand uncovered till they shall be counted. 

15th. Individuals while speaking shall stand uncovered, 
and address the Moderator. 



16th. No person shall be permitted to stand on the seats.. 

17th. A motion to adjourn without date shall be debat- 
able ; but a motion to adjourn to a day certain shall not be 
debatable. 

18th. No person shall be permitted to smoke in this house. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN MEETING, 
MARCH 19, 1900. 



ArTici^ 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of the School Committee for three years, one 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three 
years, one member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for 
three years, one member of the library Trustees for three 
years. 

Art. 3. To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith. 

Art. 4. To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. To hear the report of the Selectmen, Clerk, 
School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Water Com- 
missioners and Sinking Fund Commissioners, and act thereon. 

Art. 6. To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Art. 7. To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 



Art. 8. To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of Highways and Bridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes for the ensuing year. ' ' 

Art. 10. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 11. To take action in relation to the support of the 
Poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. To vote, by ballot, "Yes" or "No" on the 
question, "Shall license be grauted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in this Town for the ensuing year. ' ' 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the care of Cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith Acad- 
emy who are of suitable age and attainments to attend High 
School. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on schoolhouses. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Superintendent of Schools under Chap. 431, Acts of 1888, 
as amended by Chap. 200, Acts of 1893. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 



8 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will take action in relation 
to opening the drain from the corner of North street through 
land of Wm. H. Dickinson. 

Art. 21. To see if the Town will build a foot walk east of 
Hill Bridge to the hill near S. K. Warner's. 

Art. 22. To elect a Tree Warden for one year, under 
Chap. 330, Acts 1899. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will extend the water sys- 
tem to the houses of John B. Ryan and John Karen and 
make an appropriation for same. 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will extend the work on 
Main street, with macadam roadway. 

Art. 25. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for firemen's muster. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT, 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Hatfield : . 

Your Selectmen submit the following report of the expenses 
of the Town for the year ending March 1, 1900 : 



POOR EXPENDITURES. 

N. Iy. Hospital, board of A. M. Richmond, $169.46 

F. I,. Mosher, 169.46 

Theodore F. Sikes, 169.46 

James Murray, 169.46 

Myrane Wait, 169.46 

Julia Theroux, 90.08 

Dennis Berry, 169.46 

Fred T. Vining, 39.47 

Lewis D. Raboin, 15.32 

City of Northampton, board Mrs. Sidona Vollinger, 143.42 

" Arnold Graves, 132.90 

aid to Joseph Ballan's family, 205.99 

Joseph Prew's family, 46.74 

" Worcester, " Lawrence Vollinger, 7.00 

" Chicopee, " Daniel EaChapell, Jr. 18.70 

Town of Huntington, George Dennis, 17.10 

Edwin Brainerd, board of Emily Waite, 26.85 

Mrs. Dwight Dickinson, board of Emily Waite, 50.67 



10 

Clifford Russell, board of Patrick Russell, $130.00 

Mrs. H. S. Hubbard, board of Nettie Wheeler, 130.00 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical att., " " 28.00 

Mary Wheeler, 8.00 

Cash for medicine for L,ettie Wheeler, . 1.00 

Mrs. M. Taylor, board of James Shea, 20.00 

H. S. Hubbard, cash for " 3.10 

Iv. A. Cook, clothes for " 14.00 

Home for Aged Women, board of Mrs. Cooley, 129.00 

Katherine Murphy, " Pat Tobin, 72.50 

Dr. J. D. Seymour, medical att., " 19.00 

Dr. James C. Fahey, " Mrs. S. Vollinger, 9.00 

City of Northampton, aid to Mrs. Doolin, 83.91 

H. S. Hubbard, tramps, 4.33 
expenses to Rutland and watchers 

for Pat Tobin, 12.77 

Fred Vining, burial of child, &c, 15.00 

$2,490.61 

Received from Lewis Raboin, for support of Lewis 

D. Raboin, 15.32 
Received from estate of Myrane Waite, for support 

of Myrane Waite, 169.46 

Received from State on Poor Account, 74.00 

Town of Buckland, 150.00 

City of Springfield, 20.16 



$428.94 



SCHOOLS. 

Edward Murphy, janitor, $8.25 

Maud A. Meacham, teaching, 88.00 

Margaret Allair, " 288.00 



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Anna C. O'Callaghan, teaching, $82.50 

288.00 
270.00 
288.00 
249.50 
187.50 
162.50 
84.00 
200.00 



Emma A. L,uce, 
Katherine Day, 
Mary J. Breor, 
May E. Breor, 
Alice Davidson, 
Carrie Warner, 
Mabel Barton, 
Mrs. George Johnson, 

I. t, Dwight, coal, 182.23 

H. S. Hubbard, drawing coal, 17.36 

A. I,. Strong, wood, 13.50 

J. M. Strong, " 11.25 

Wm. B. McClellan, coal, 31.96 

H. S. Hubbard, cash, sawing wood, 4.75 

F. J. Saffer, " '-' 3.00 

Wm. I,. Belden, " " 1.50 

Mary Coffey, sweeping, 6.50 

Ula Graves, " 18.00 

Bridget Brennan, " 9.20 

Anna Day, " 12.50 

F. J. Saffer, janitor and sweeping, 9.00 

Claude H. Hubbard, janitor, 11.00 

John H. Hubbard, " 12.00 

Joseph Eevette, " 17.00 

Nellie Boyle, sweeping, " 5.50 

John Brennan, janitor, 3.04 

$2,565.54 

Superintendent of Schools C. M. Barton, $233.78 

SCHOOI.HOUSB REPAIRS. 

Katherine Day, cash paid, 2.00 

F. E. Shumway, labor, material, 73.30 



12 

Harry N. Hunt, labor, $47.68 

Polander, labor, 4.00 

H. S. Hubbard, lumber and labor, 4.50 

F. J. Saffer, fence, &c, West Hatfield, 53.95 

A. B. Strong, lumber, " . 63.20 

J. A. Sullivan, nails, " 4.05 

Pierce & Rolfe, supplies, " 11.98 

W. H. Riley & Co., repairs, West Brook, 1.90 



SCHOOIv SUPPUKS, 



IvIBRARY ACCOUNT. 



$266.56 



J. B. Hammett & Co., $100.03 

Ginn & Company, 28.63 

S. B. Bridgman & Co., 18.63 

Mineral Tablet Ink Co. , 3, 00 

George F. King & Co., 8.80 

Butler, Sheldon & Co., 22.00 

Educational Publishing Co., 5.34 

American Book Company, • 40.72 

Silver, Burdette & Co., 5.20 

C. M. Barton, express and freight. 7.67 



$240.02 



J. H. Sanderson, for books, $5.75 

Marion Billings, librarian, 25.00 

J. H. Sanderson, " 50.00 

Wm, D. Billings, cataloguing books, 15.00 

Richard B. Bisold, binding, " 27.80 

S. B. Bridgman & Co., books, 159.90 

Bunice J. Morton, i' 5.85 

J. H. Sanderson, on account, 10.70 

$300.00 



13 

CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 

F. II. Bardwell, Treasurer, $100.00 

MKMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION, 

C. I). Bardwell. Treasurer, $50.06 

SINKING PUND. 

M. J. Ryan, Treasurer, $825.00 

WATER RATES. 

Harry N. Hunt, Collector, $814.00 

STATE AID. 

Mrs. Minerva X. Anderson, 124.00 

Mrs. Mary A. Stiles, 8.00 



$32.00 

MILITARY AID 

Harry J. Barnes, 66.00 

James Shea, 120.00 



$186.00 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

A. L. Strong, wood, $9.00 

Theodore Porter, sawing wood, 3.00 

Polander, piling wood, 1.00 

J. H. Sanderson, cleaning building, 4.50 

H. S. Hubbard, cleaning ashes, 1.50 



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Wm. D. Billings, janitor, 

I. h. D wight, coal, 

Arthur H. Eaton, lawn sprinkler, 

D. J. Wright, duster, 

F. E. Shumway, repairs, 

M. J. Ryan, oil, 



$150.01 
SEPARATION OF GRADE— HATFIELD STATION. 



$75.00 


49.97 


1.25 


.75 


.40 


3.64 



John Mason, Auditor, 
Boston & Maine Railroad, 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



A. Iy. Strong, lumber, 
Polanders, labor, 

Joseph Raboin, 
Horace Shumway, 
George Saffer, 
John Batzold, 
T. J. Ryan, 

cash paid men, 
John Decker, plough, 
J. W. & W. H. Riley, Ak. pipe, 
George Steele, labor, 

Robert McGrath, 
Willis W. Holden, 
John S. Dandelein, 
F. W. Prince, 
Michael Boyle, 
James Day, 
Jacob Carl, 



$15.00 
915.07 

$930.07 



$125.22 

7.90 

33.37 

279.97 

8.00 
14.25 
206.03 
44.50 
20.00 
16.32 

2.25 
10.13 

7.00 
16.13 

3.75 
17.50 
14.00 
35.58 



15 



John Stenglein, labor, 

John Vollinger, 

John Dandelein, 

John Batzold, 

John H. Ryan, 

Joseph Newman, 

L,evi Pease, 

C. K. Morton, 

William Boyle, 

George Vollinger, 

Michael Kiley, 

ty. Powers, 

Mitch Proulx, 

James Ryan, 

Crump, 

C. Iy. Graves, 

Henry I^aMountain, 

P. J. Whalen, 

John McHugh, 

Daniel Sheehan, 

C. Iy. Warner, 

A. H. Graves, 

B. M. Warner, 
M. J. Proulx, 
Alfred Breor, 
Peter Dandelein, 
John Smith, 
Joseph Stoddard, 
Polanders, 
H. S. Hubbard, 

C. Murphy, 
C. M. Bradford, lumber, 
City of Northampton, stone, 
E. N. Dickinson, labor, 
George Chandler, 



$45.02 

63.59 

2.25 

7.00 

18.58 

52.35 

13.50 

11.20 

14.40 

14.70 

4.20 

7.38 

1.13 

7.70 

1.50 

21.00 

15.50 

52.00 

23.70 

15.50 

14.00 

28.00 

35.75 

73.75 

10.50 

19.88 

4.50 

39.90 

20.25 

14.00 

9.12 

68.18 

6.12 

47.00 

14.40 



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John Sherock, labor, 

S. W. Kingsley, 

Frank Batzold, 

John B. Ryan, 

John Cogasky, 

Thomas McGrath, 

George A. Gunn, lumber, 

John J. Ryan, labor, 

Lawrence Doppmann, 

John Proulx, 

J. A. Cutter, 

D. W. Wells, 

F. H. Bardwell, 

B. S. Warner, 

Joseph Pole, 

John Boyle, 

John Breor, 

Collins & Norton, bridge, 

J. A. Sullivan, cement, &c, 

Collins & Norton, labor, 

David Powers, " 

J. T. Fitzgibbons, " 

John Brennan, " 

Horace Shumway, " 

F. A. & C. H. Crafts, labor, 

Joseph Stoddard, 

J. W. Loomis, for tra£ rock, 

John Devine, running steam roller, 



$18.75 

3.30 

3.75 

3.20 

2.50 

25.50 

39.73 

9.00 

25.75 

3.50 

14.50 

14.00 

14.00 

14.00 

3.75 

1.50 

7.05 

500.00 

6.20 

96.02 

4.00 

3.00 

12.00 

42.12 

30.75 

1.50 

219.81 

30.00 



$2,807.13 



17 

CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

fi. B. Dickinson, auditor, 1887 and 1888, $10.00 

H. S. Hubbard, postage, town reports, 3.70 

John T. Fitzgibbon, Register of Voters, 10.00 

W.'H. Belden, " 10.00 
John F. Eeary, " u ' 10.00 

E. S. Warner, inspector of cattle, 62.00 
C. A. Pierce & Co., Town reports, 35.77 
Wm. M. Cochran, bonds town officers, 48.00 
M. Cooley, sawing wood, Town hall, 3.00 
A. W. Bownell, printing for assessors, 2.96 
Dr. C. A. Byrne, returning 21 births, 5.25 
P. B. Murphy, dog blanks, 1.30 
Good Road Mc'ne Co., repairs for road scraper, 9.75 
H. S. Hubbard, expenses to Tewksbury and Spring- 
field on Poor Account, 12.25 

F. J. Saffer, school exhibit, 1.95 
S. K. Bridgman & Co., collector's book, &c, 3.40 
C. D. Bardwell, care of Town Clock, 10.00 

" Hall, 20.00 

J. S. Wells, stationery, &c , 4.70 
H. S. Hubbard, expense to Chicopee, Springfield 

and Greenfield, 3.00 

Mrs. Proulx and Merrick, cleaning schoolhouse, 7.50 

C. D. Bardwell, " 1.00 

Mrs. John Gendren, " 7.00 

Mrs. Endrew Hilbert, " 5.00 

Mrs. Oscar Belden, cash for " - 5.00 

C. Iy. Graves, Auditor, 5.00 

J. H. Sanderson, Truant Officer, 4.75 

" cleaning school-yard, 1.50 

H. S. Hubbard, school census, 12.00 

cash for cleaning clocks, 2.25 

" postage and paper, 5.00 



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C. D. Bardwell, cleaning Town Hall, $11.00 

B. P. Dwight, Ballot Clerk, 2.00 

David Billings, " 2.00 

Alfred H. Breor, " 2.00 

Dennis McGrath, " 2.00 

George H. Coney, shipping steam roller, 13.25 

S. W. Kingsley, Truant officer, 7.50 

Official services, 17.00 

Ginn A Co., music readers for schools, 25.00 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight on steam roller, 12.00 

Wm. D. Billings, serving warrants and killing dogs, 7.00 

8.00 

recording births, deaths and mar- 
riages, 31.00 
P. H. Chew, books for clerk, 8.00 
J. Iy. Hammett & Co., drawing apparatus, 53.88 

B. I. Clapp, printing ballots, 1.00 
A. M. Peck, recording deaths, 4.25 
John W. Hartwell, potato hook, .45 
Wm. B. McClellan, supplies for schools, 1.28 
M. J. Ryan, supplies for schools and highways, 8.75 

" services as Justice of Peace, 2.50 

H. H. Field, " " . 1.00 

Dr. J. D. Seymour, recording births, 1.00 

Hammond & Field, legal advice, 3.00 

A. H. Beers, damage to wagon, 2.00 

L. A. Tabor, cleaning clocks, 1.25 

C. W. Wolfram, cleaning school-yard, 2.00 

" serv. constable, 2.00 

Edgar P. layman, repairs Town Hall, 2.50 

C. M. Barton, agent for buying schoolbooks, 15.00 

J. H. Howard, shovels and telephone, 3.69 

" supplies for schools, 4.80 



19 

Kimball & Cary, coal, $7.49 

$588.82 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

M. J. Ryan, runners for hose wagons, $50.00 

Fred Allair, service of men at fires, 6.00 

horses " 3.00 

H.W.Carl, " " " 4.00 

men, 6.00 

A. H. Graves, storing hose wagon, . 5.00 

Thomas O'Dea, " " 5.00 

S. S. Dwight, " " 5.00 

C. H. Crafts, " " 5.00 

C. W. Marsh, " <;' ■ 5.00 



$94.00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

E. B. Dickinson, Wafer Commissioner, $25.00 

D. W. Wells, " " 20.00 

C. %;. Warner, " " 20.00 

H. S. Hubbard, Selectman and Overseer of Poor, 130.00 

T. J. Ryan, " " 50.00 

C. A. Jones, .. " " 50.00 

Wm. D. Billings, Clerk, 225.00 

Assessor, 60.00 

Iv. H. Kingsley, '* 66.25 

John Vollinger, " 38.75 

Roswell Billings, Treasurer, 100.00 

T. J. Ryan, Superintendent of Roads, 170.00 



20 

H. S, Hubbard, School Committee, $25.00 

J. S. Wells, Collector of Taxes, 100.00 



$1,080.00 



HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
T. J. RYAN, 
C. A. JONES, 

Selectmen of Hatfield. 



■I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 

C. I,. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March $th, igoo. 



21 




APPROPRIATIONS, 1899. 




Public Library, 


$300 


Memorial Day, 


50 


Cemeteries, 


100 


Poor, 


2,000 


Tuition, Smith Academy, 


500 


Music in Public Schools, 


150 


School Supplies, 


250 


Schools, 


• 2,200 


Special Repairs on Schoolhouses, 


250 


Water Sinking Fund, 


300 


Water Rates, 


800 


Town Officers, 


1,200 


Interest, 


200 


Enforcement of L,iquor L,aw, 


100 


Superintendent of Schools, 


240 


Stone for Highways, 


400 


Highways and Bridges, ordinary repairs, 


1,500 


" " special, 


300 


Contingencies, 


800 


Runners for Hose Wagons, 


50 


Teacher of Drawing in Public Schools, 


125 


Bonds for Town Officers, 


100 


Memorial Building, 


150 



$12,065 



TOTAI, OF ORDERS DRAWN TO MARCH 1, 1900, 

Poor, $2,490.61 

State Aid, 32.00 

Memorial Building, 150.01 



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Schools, 


$2,565.54 


Tuitions, Smith Academy, 


500.00 


Music in Schools, 


150.00 


School Supplies, 


240.02 


Superintendent of Schools, 


233.78 


Schoolhouse repairs, 


266.56 


Memorial Day, 


50.00 


Contingencies, 


588.82 


Sinking Fund, 


825.00 


Water Rates, 


814.00 


library, 


300.00 


Town Officers, 


1,080.00 


Military Aid, 


186.00 


Highways and Bridges, 


2,807.13 


Fire Department, 


94.00 


Separation of Grade, Hatfield Station, 


930.07 


Drawing in Schools, 


124.06 


Cemetery Appropriation, 


100.00 




$14,527.60 



LIST OF JURORS 
Reported by Selectmen March i, igoo. 

W. H. Belden, Charles S. Shattuck, 

B.N. Strong, Roswell Billings, 

O. Stanley Graves, Peter Saffer, 

M. J. Ryan, Patrick J. Whalen, 

C. H. Crafts, Charles I,. Warner, 

L,. Iy. Lease, Edward N. Dickinson, 

Roswell Hubbard, Thomas W. Nolan, 

Lewis A. Billings, Charles K. Morton, 



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Richard J. Nolan, 
A. H. Breor, 
Frederick H. Bard well, 



Gilbert Morton, 
John H. O'Dea. 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
T. J. RYAN, 
C. A. JONES, 

Selectmen of Hatfield. 



Water Commissioners' Report, 



The following is respectfully submitted as the fourth an- 
nual report of the Board of Water Commione: ~ 

We have received from the town the following sun s : 

mmey 

From orders on Town Treasurer, 522.15 

Disbursed as folio v. rs 
To Chapman Valve Mfg. Co., for % in. 

hydrant, (20.43 

To J. H. 6c W. H. Riley, for les 1.72 

S22.15 



WORK DONE IN 1893 



1 hydrant and setting same, 

Layirr ": feet 1-inch pipe at Clan: - 



Material and supplies on hand, 



18 " 
49.00 



SST 65 
5159.75 



25 

AMOUNT OF PIPE LAID IX THE ENTIRE SYSTEM. 
18,781 feet 8 inches. 



47.786 ' 


• 6 " 


20,497 ' 


• 4 u 


1,320 ' 


i o 


6,084 ' 


. j .1 


1,070 ' 


7A- 



95,538 feet, or 18 9-100 miles. 



COST OF ENTIRE SYSTEM. 



Amount expended prior to last report, S50,08 
Amount expended in 1899, 87.65 



S50. 173. 72 



RECEIPTS FROM WATER RATES AND DISBURSE- 
MENTS. 



Cash from collections. 

labor of Superintendent and 
material furnished in making con- 
nections, 


2.-52.07 
51.85 




Cash paid to Town Treasurer, 
for sidewalk boxes. 


2.590.00 
36.30 


S2.903.92 



to J. H. 6c W. H. Riley, for 

lead connections, 65. SS 

M. J. Ryan, for setting hydrant, 16.50 
H.N. Hunt, labor cleaning res- 
ervoir, etc.. 74.10 



26 



Cash paid H.N. Hunt, collecting rates, 85.56 
laying pipe at Clan- 

cy's, 33.00 

"on hand, 2.58 



$2,903.92 

We now have 227 connections with the works, the town 
has 75 hydrants for protection from fire, 5 water tanks, the 
water in 5 schoolhouses and in Memorial Hall. 

B. B. DICKINSON, 
D. W. WEIXS. 

C. £. WARNER, 
Hatfield, March isf, ipoo. Water Commissioners. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Board of Water Commissioners, and find them correct. 

C. h. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 5th, 1900. 



Treasurers Report. 



Roswell Billings, Treasurer, in account with the Town of 
Hatfield. 

DR. 

To balance on hand, $805.36 

To cash received from J. S. Wells, Col,, 12,908.78 

To cash received from D. W. Wells, Treas- 
urer of Water Commissioners, 2,590.00 

To cash received from State Corporation 

Tax, 245.88 

National Bank 

Tax, 897.68 

Aid, 48.00 

Comp. and Ins. 

of Animals, 26.50 

Support State 

Paupers, 38.00 

Burial State 

Paupers, 15.00 

School Sup't, 160.00 

School Fund, 255.51 

Board of Charity, 3.45 

Cash rec'd, County Treasurer, Dog Fund, 236.66 
District Court fines and forfeit- 
ures, 36.30 



2S 



Cash rec'd J. E. Clark, Jailer, S95.00 

City of Boston, tuition, 50.00 

Northampton, tuition, 127.50 

Town of Buckland, aid ren- 
dered Henry Morton, 150.67 

City of Springfield, aid ren- 
dered Mrs. James Holly, 19.16 

Estate of Myrane Waite. sup- 
port of Myrane Waite. 169.16 

Eewis Raboin, support of 

L. D. Raboin, 16.32 

Sale of grass. Memorial Ground, 1.00 

C. W. Wolfram, Adm. of D wight 

Morton's estate, 12.85 



• 


$18,909.08 


TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 


Jose Parker & Co.. note 3 1-10 per ct.. 


83,500.00 


First National Bank, " 5 per ct., 


3,000.00 




6,500.00 




25,109.08 


CR. 




By cash paid Selectmen's orders, 


$14,527.60 


Count}' Tax, 


2,076.17 


State Tax, 


585.00 


Inst, on Water Bonds, 


1,620.00 


Dist. Court fees and expenses, 53.13 


Assessors' order of abatement, 26.11 


Interest on temporary loans 


85.12 


Balance on hand, 


735.32 



519,709.08 



29 



By Cash paid on Temporary Loan : 

Jose Parker & Co., Dec. 20th, 
First National Bank, Feb. 20, 

March 7th, 



$3,500.00 

1,500.00 

700.00 



5,700.00 
$25,409.08 
IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WELLS, COLLECTOR. 

1898 ACCOUNT. 
DR. 



To cash received, 
Uncollected Taxes, 



CR. 



$667.59 
152.04 



$819.63 



By Balance uncollected Ta: 


x:es, 


$807.50 


Interest on Taxes, 




12.13 




$819.63 


1899 


ACCOUNT. 
DR. 




To Cash received, 




12,241.19 


Discount on Taxes, 


* 


177.45 


To Uncollected Taxes. 


i 


1,397.69 




$13,816.33 




CR. 




By Assessors' Warrant, 




$13,776.95 


Interest on Taxes, 




39.38 




$13,816.33 



30 
IN ACCOUNT WITH WATER SYSTEM. 

DR. 
To Cash on hand, 522.15 



$22.15 

CR. 
By Cash paid, Water Com. orders, 22.15 

522.15 



SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNTS, 

DR. 



First National Bank Xote. 




i 


£800.00 


Inst, on Water Bonds, 






260.00 






$1:060.00 




CR. 






Uncollected Taxe- 




51 


.549.73 


Due from State Military Aid. 






1S6.00 


• Aid. 






32.00 


C. D. Bardwell. 






57. SS 

$1,825.61 



WATER FUND. 

DR. 
To 30 years 4 per ct. Water Bonds, 517,000.00 



$47,000.00 



31 



CR. 
Sinking Fund, $2,929.08 



$2,929.08 
ROSWELL BII.LINGS, Treasurer. 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the 
Treasurer and find them correct. 

C. L. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March y, ipoo. 



Collector s Report, 



J. S. Wells, Collector, in Accowit with the Town of Hatfield. 



DR. 



To Bal. Uncollected Taxes $807.50 

Int. col. on Tax, 51.51 

Assessors' Warrant for collection, 13,776.95 



CR. 



$14,635.96 



By Cash paid R. Billings, Tr., $12,908.78 

Discount on Taxes, 177.45 

Uncollected Taxes, 1,549.73 



$14,635.96 



Assessors' Report. 



Total value of Assessed Estate, $1,016,904 

Value of Assessed Personal Estate, 219,465 

Real Estate, 797,439 

Buildings, $366,327 
Land, 431,112 



$797,439 

Number of Residents assessed on property, 315 

Non- " " " 85 

' ' Persons ' ' on Poll tax only, 247 

Total number of persons ' ' , 647 

Number of Male Polls " 490 



Total amount committed to the Tax Collector for collec- 
tion is as follows : 

State Tax, $585.00 

County Tax, 2,076.17 

Town Grant, 10,849.55 

Overlayings, 266.23 



34 

Total, $13,776.95 
Assessors' estimate of bank and corporation tax, 

assessed by the state, $1,200.00 

Rate of tax per thousand, 12.60 

The amount credited this town by the state for bank and 
corporation tax the five previous years is as follows : 

1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 

$1,856.00 $1,423.00 $1,661.00 $1,569.00 $1,106.30 

Number of horses assessed, 509 

cows " 346 

sheep " 39 

neat cattle other than cows, assessed, 83 

swine assessed, 43 

fowls " 790 

dwelling houses assessed, 283 
all other buildings ' * 

Value of property exempt from taxation under Chap. 11, 
Sec. 5, Public Statutes. 

Literary institutions, $65,432.00 

Church property,. 24,000.00 

Assets of the town as reported to the tax commissioner by 
the assessors. 

School houses, $15,000.00 

Other public buildings, 12,000.00 

Cemeteries, 1,000.00 

Water works, 50,000.00 

Fire apparatus, 1,500.00 

Sinking fund, (water), 2,527.00 

Total, $82,027.00 



35 

Liabilities of the town as reported to the tax commissioner 
by the assessors, less sinking fund ($2,527.00), 

Water works, $50,000.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BILLINGS, 
LEWIS H. KINGSLKY, 
JOHN VOLLINGKR, 

Assessors of Hatfield. 



Town Clerk's Report, 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1899, are as follows. 



BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 



NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


3 


1 


2 


2 


1 


1 


6 


5 


1 


1 





1 


1 





1 


2 


2 





6 


4 


2 


5 


1 


4 


5 


3 


2 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 



Total, 



37 



20 



17 



37 
BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 





FATHER. 


MOTHER 


in United States, 


18 


20 


Germany, 


6 


4 


Poland, 


11 


11 


Ireland, 


1 


1 


Hungary, 


1 


1 



37 37 

BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



1894 


1895 1895 1897 


1898 




29 


19 34 27 
MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 


28 




January, 






1 


February, 






2 


May, 






1 


June, 






4 


July, 






2 


September, 






3 


October, 






4 


November, 






2 


December, 


* 




1 



20 



First marriage of both parties, 20. 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 32 and 21 years of 
age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 31 and 18 years of 
age respectively. 



38 



Average age of grooms, 27 years. 

Average age of brides, 22 years. 

Number of certificates issued from this office, 22. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 





GROOM. 


BRIDK 


in United States, 


11 . . 


11 


Poland, 


7 


7 


Nova Scotia, 


1 





Canada, 





1 


Sweden, 


1 


1 



20 



20 



MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



894 


1895 


1896 


1897 


1898 


16 


13 


12 


14 


15 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 





NO. 


MAI<KS. 


FEMAI/ES 


January, 


4 


4 





March, 


6 


4 


2 


April, 


1 


1 





June, 


2 


2 





July, 


4 


1 


3 


August, 


4 


2 


2 


September, 


3 


2 


1 


November, 


1 





1 


December, 


1 


1 






Total, 



26 



17 



39 









NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


Und 


er 1 year 


of age, 


8 


7 


1 


Bet\ 


veen 5 and 10 years, 1 





1 




f 10 


' 20 ' 


1 


1 







' 20 


1 30 < 


2 


1 


1 




' 30 


' 40 ' 


4 


2 


2 




' 50 


" 60 ' 


1 





1 


x 


1 60 


' 70 ' 


4 


3 


1 




' 70 


' 80 ' 


2 


2 







' 80 


' 90 ' 


3 


1 


2 



26 



17 



Age of oldest person deceased (male) 89 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES. 


Born in United States, 


22 


15 


7 


" Ireland, 


3 


2 


1 


" Canada, . 


1 


1 






26 



18 



1894, 
23. 



DEATHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 

1895, 1§96, 1897, 1898 ; 



17. 



18. 



23. 



19. 



CAUSKS OF DKATH, 

CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THE NOMENCLATURE ADOPTED 
BY THE STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION. 



ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 



Grippe, 
Scarlet fever, 
Cholera infantum, 



40 



Septicemia, 

Cancer, 

Phthisis, 



CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 



LOCAL DISEASES. 



Apoplexy, 
Heart disease, 
Nephritis, 



DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 



Exhaustion, 
Old age, 

Premature birth, 
Still born, 



VIOLENT DEATHS. 



Falling building, 



26 



NAMES OF PERSONS 

Thos. O'Brien, 

Eleanor Ora Godin, 

Mrs. Emma J. Cook, 

Emaible Hamel, 

Mrs. Jeanette R. Sanderson, 

Bramstan Karpiey, 

Thos. Wm. Carroll, 

John P. Tobin, 

Julia Theroux, 

C3mthia S. L,angdon, 

James O. Waite. 



DECEASED. 
John Sheehan, 
Alfred E. Wilcox, 
Valentine Piewawski, 
Clara M. Vining, 
Chas. E. Wilkie, 
Mrs. Mary A. Doyle, 
Theodore Porter, 
Mrs. Nellie A. Belden, 
Hannah B. Fitzgibbon, 
Iyorenzo P. Dole, 



41 

DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending Nov- 
ember 30, 1899, with the receipts and settlement of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows: 

RECEIPTS. 

138 male dogs, at $2 each, $276.00 

8 female dogs at $5 each, 40.00 

$316.00 

1 transferred. 
I^ess fees 147 dogs at 20 cents each, 29.40 



$286.60 
Amount paid County Treasurer, $286.60 

Amount paid County Treasurer on this account for the five 
previous years. 

1894 1895. 1896 1897 1898 

$153.00 $153.00 $167.40 $169.00 $129.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WIIvUAM D. BUSINGS, 

Town Clerk. 



Report of Sinking Fund Commissioners* 



We have the following amounts deposited to the credit of 
the Sinking Fund : 

Amherst Savings Bank, 
Hampshire Savings Bank, 
Northampton Institution for Savings, 
Nonotuck Savings Bank, 





§1,117.74 




39.09 


£S, 


1.025.51 




746.74 




$2,929.08 


M. J. 


RYAN, 


R. M. 


WOODS, 


E. S. 


WARNER, 



Sinking Fund Commissioners. 



i ^ 



I have this' day examined the vouchers of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and find them as reported. 

CHAS. L. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March jrd, igoo. 



Report of the Public Library, 



We have bought 200 books the past year and re- 
paired 100. The circulation has been 150 books a week. 
We have 5,200 books in the Library. 

The Library is open every Saturday from 3 to 5 p. m. 
and from 7 to 9 p. m. 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian. 
Marion Biujngs, Assistant. 

R. M. WOODS, . 
Mrs. C. K. MORTON, 
J. H. SANDKRSON, 
Trustees. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING riftRCH I, 1900. 



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49 
BRIEF EXTRACTS FROM EDUCATIONAL LAWS. 



1. All children between 7 and 14, unless sick, feeble- 
minded, at an approved private school, or otherwise instructed 
in branches required by law, to the satisfaction ot the School 
Committee, must attend the public school during the entire 
time of each school year. Penalty to parent or guardian for 
failure in attendance for five-day sessions within any period 
of six months, $20. 

2. No child under 14 can be employed "in any factory, 
workshop or mercantile establishment." "No such child 
shall be employed in any work performed for wages or other 
compensation ' ' during the hours when the public school is in 
session, nor before six o'clock in the morning or after seven 
in the evening. 

3. No child under 16 can be employed in any factory, 
workshop or mercantile establishment without a certificate 
from the 'Superintendent of Schools. He must present an 
employment ticket from the person who wishes to emplo}^ 
him on applying for a certificate. The father, if living, and 
a resident, must sign the certificate of age ; if not, the mother; 
if neither, the guardian. 

4. Children between 14 and 16 must either attend school 
or be regularly employed. 

5. Children must be vaccinated before attending school, 
but a certificate from a regular physician, saying a child is an 
unfit subject for vaccination, allows attendance. 

No child can attend school from a household in which there 
is a case of small-pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, or measles, 
or from a household exposed to contagion from a household 
as aforesaid. Two weeks after the death, removal or recov- 
ery of the patient in a case of the first three mentioned, or 
three days after in a case of measles, the child may return on 



50 

presentation of a certificate from the attending physician or 
from the Board of Health. 

6. tl The last regular session prior to Memorial Day, or a 
portion thereof, shall be devoted to exercises of a patriotic 
nature." 

7. A United States flag not less than four feet in length 
shall be displayed on the schoolhouse grounds or building 
every school day, when the weather will permit, and on the 
inside of the schoolhouse on other school days. 



School Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Committee : 

IvAdy and GejnTi^mkn. I^ast year my report called 
attention to four conditions which, in an important degree, 
as it seemed to me, placed our schools at disadvantage as 
compared with most or all really prosperous schools in the 
State. With regard to three of these what seem to be 
adequate means of relief have been adopted, requiring 
only good sense and persistence in carrying them out to 
insure success. We have had a supervisor of drawing 
and the better results in that department are well marked 
and, as a beginning, satisfactory. A definite statement 
as to the school subjects pupils must go over to enter 
the Academy has been made ; questions as to the degree 
to which subjects have been mastered, the scholarly quali- 
ties which have been developed, and native ability, which 
largely governs the student's success in the higher insti- 
tution, being left to the test of an entrance examina- 
tion. Though this rule at times may subject the examiner 
at the Academy to inconvenience such a concession to the 
interests of the lower schools should bring full returns 
in better prepared classes. 



52 

Classes are held till the average pupil or the greater 
number of pupils in them, have fairly mastered the sub- 
jects gone over, but there will be pupils who only nominally 
have done the required work. Usually such pupils will 
be above the average age, having been kept back at times 
along the grades. They have finally to be passed along, 
though their attainments do not warrant passing them. 
No complaint should be made if such pupils and others 
from outside the schools are sometimes admitted at the 
discretion of the Academy principal, and it should by no 
means be made the basis of a claim that the average 
pupil under normal circumstances ought also to come in 
with less than the prescribed accomplishments. 

Nothing has done more to brighten the schools where 
it was needed and could be made effectual than enforc- 
ing attendance. If some plan less harsh and savoring 
less of absolutism could be devised which at the same 
time would effect the purpose, it would gladly be adopt- 
ed. Some inequality has undoubtedly crept in, partly as 
a result, of ten persons, eight teachers and two truant 
officers, having to do with proceedings instead of one. 
Two cases at least have slipped by that ought not. If 
teachers are to report to the truant officer very little dis- 
cretion should be given them, each five days of absence 
being reported unless the teacher is absolutely certain 
that the pupil is entitled to excuse on account of sick- 
ness. 

It might be preferable in all cases of suspected inex- 
cusable absence for the teacher to notify the officer at 
the time and without waiting for the five instances to 



53 

occur. The officer could then learn certainly of the cir- 
cumstances, which knowledge might soon be needed for 
his guidance, and could also warn parents if necessary. 
Such a course would tend to minimize the number of 
prosecutions which every one deprecates. Cases of absent- 
eeism in which the parent believed the pupil to be in 
school would also be discovered and the truants brought 
into school. Some small additional expense for the serv- 
ice of the officer would thus tend to relieve proceedings 
of much of the harshness which attaches to dealing with 
cases only when liability to prosecution has been in- 
curred. 

An increase of teachers' pay, also recommended last 
year, has not yet come. little need be said of its ne- 
cessity more than was then said. Obviously it would tend 
to prevent good teachers from going away and aid in 
securing good ones to fill vacancies, especially those not 
requiring the training of several years to bring them up 

to good work. 

i 

There is pressing need to make added demands upon 
the teacher which cannot reasonably be made till she is 
better paid. Writing will require that those who teach 
sixth and seventh grades, themselves take training out 
of school. Geography also requires special preparation and 
the incoming teacher expecting to teach it should regard 
her place and compensation of sufficient value to make it 
worth her while to meet this demand even at some ex- 
pense to herself. So the development method in arith- 
metic and the empirical stage in the teaching of sub- 
jects are things for which the well-paid teacher will feel 



54 

responsible to understand. Teachers' meetings also, where 
well developed systems of schools exist, have come to be 
very important, and are held frequently, making demands 
on the teacher's time out of school and on her purse 
for books and other means of getting knowledge. The 
teacher paid at our present rates will hardly feel obliged 
to respond to all these demands except for the purpose 
of fitting herself for a place where salaries better corre- 
spond to the accomplishments required. 

Enough has been said in former reports and other- 
wise of the necessity for more advanced scholarship and 
more maturity for pupils entering the Academy and of 
the conditions in these respects found in .towns which 
maintain good high schools to make it apparent that we 
cannot long delay establishing a ninth grade in our ele- 
mentary schools. This brings us at once to the problem 
of better grading. Five grades in either the primary or 
grammar room would go far to defeat one of the main 
objects sought, that of better scholarship. The effect of 
introducing physiology in the fifth grade and elementary 
history in the sixth, the past year, warns me that the 
teacher cannot well handle more recitations, if indeed 
she can well handle as many as she now has. Some 
system of consolidation and grading must come in the 
near future. Whatever it is, it should be adequate to 
meet the needs of the schools for a long time in the 
future rather than simply to give some temporary relief for 
the present. 

Again I have to thank the committee and teachers 



55 

for the manner in which the schools have been sup- 
ported and the work carried on. The genuine interest 
teachers have shown in their work has been a matter of 
great satisfaction. Thanks as ever are due the people 
for their material and, most of all, their moral support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. BARTON. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Town of J4at5tield. 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



March i, 1901 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 

THE HERALD PRINTING HOUSE 

1901. 



ARTICLES IN THE WARRANT FOR TOWN MEETING, 
MARCH 19, 1901. 



Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of the School Committee for three years, one 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three 
years, one member of the Sinking Fund Commisioners for 
three years, one member of the library Trustees for three 
years. 

Art. 3. To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith. 

Art. 4. To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. To hear the report of the Slectmen, Clerk, 
School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Water Com- 
missioners and Sinking Fund Commissioners, and act thereon. 

Art. 6. To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Art. 7. To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of Highways and Bridges for the ensuing year. 



Art. 9. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 11. To take action in relation to the support of the 
Poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. To vote, by ballot, "Yes" or "No" on the 
question, "Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in this Town for the ensuing year." 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the care of Cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith Acad- 
emy who are of suitable age and attainments to attend High 
School. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on schoolhouses. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will employ a Superintendent 
of Schools, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will choose a tree warden. 



5 

Art. 21. To see if the town will extend the Water 
System from the line near the house cf L,. S. Crafts to the 
west of the river and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 22, To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs of the Highway from E. S. Warners, to 
the corner of the road near the Post Office. 

Art. 23. To see what action the town will take in regard 
to Pine Bridge. 

Art. 24. To see if the town will authorize the borrowing 
of any money in anticipation of taxes to meet the town ex- 
penses the current year. 

Art. 25. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for Fireman's Muster. 

Art. 26. To see if the town will accept provision of 
Chap. 548, Sec. 332, anjd choose by ballot a Highway Sur- 
veyor, who shall hold his office for one year from time of his 
election. 

Art. 27. To see what action the town will take with the 
report of the Committee on Sewers. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Hatfield : 

In accordance with the requirements of the statutes, the 
following report for the year ending March 1, 1901, is re- 
spectfully submitted for your consideration. 

Our poor account is large as we have so many in the 
Insane Hospital ; two have died there during the past year, 
Emely Waite and Frederick Mosher ; we have five there at 
the present time. Patrick Russell, whom we have supported 
for quite a number of years, died a short time ago in Holyoke. 

In regard to the bridge and fill near Kingsley's shop 
thirty-five hundred dollars of the appropriation of four 
thousand has been paid, the remaining five hundred being kept 
until the work is finished according to contract. The work 
yet to be done is more thorough riprapping, extending culvet 
and filling on west side of bridge, made necessary by moving 
bridge to the South, placing coping stone at ends of bridge, 
adjusting sleepers and staying sidewalk, also more perfect 
grading on fill. 

POOR EXPENDITURES. 

N. Iv. Hospital, board of A. M. Richmond, $169 46 

F. I,. Mosher, 61 75 

Theodore F. Sikes, 165 26 

6 



7 



N. I/. Hospital, board of James Murray, 

Myrane Waite, 

Dennis Berry, 

Louis D. Raboin, 

Kmily Waite, 

Mary Ebeline, 
City of Northampton, board Mrs. Sidona Vollinger, 

" Arnold Graves, 
" " aid to Joseph Prew's family, 

Worcester, " George O' Neil, 
Springfield, " Henry J. Theroux, 
Mrs. Charles Potter, board of Emily Waite, 
R. E. Edwards, Coffin, etc., 
Mrs. Dwight Dickinson, board of Emily Waite, 
George M. Smith, care of Patrick Tobin, 
Home for Aged Women, board of Mrs. Cooley, 
Clifford Russell, board of Patrick Russell, 
burial of " 
'"' " Medicine and Clothes, Patrick Russell, 

Dr. G. C. Roberts, medical attendance, " 
P. Ahearn, burial of Patrick Tobin, 
Mrs. Henry S. Hubbard, board of Lottie Wheeler, 
Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical att., 
R. E. Edwards, Coffin, etc., Mary Wheeler, 
Charles Stowell, digging Grave, Mary Wheeler, 
Dr. J. D. Seymour, medical att., Emily Waite, 

" Charles Prarie, 
H. S. Hubbard, cash paid for Charles Prarie, 
C. Murphy, care of " " 

E. N. Dickinson, board and care Charles Prarie, 
H. S. Hubbard, tramps, 
Town of Westboro, Blanch Remillard, 
Trustees Dickinson Hospital, Parquate Ennis, 
Home for Aged Women, board Mrs. Cooley, 



$169 46 


169 


46 


169 


46 


169 


46 


15 


79 


8 


36 


143 


43 


133 


89 


81 


90 


23 


00 


10 


72 


39 


50 


25 


00 


2 


00 


25 


00 


144 00 


86 


19 


25 


00 


ill, 14 


55 


20 


10 


24 00 


130 00 


1 


00 


10 00 


3 


00 


23 


00 


19 


00 


3 


00 


2 


50 


21 


00 


2 


30 


1 


00 


39 


00 


13 


00 



$2,164 54 



8 



Received from Lewis Raboin, for support of 

Lewis D. Raboin, 
Received from Myrane Waite, 



$169 46 
79 01 

248 47 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



Henry W. Warner, 


lumber, 


$158 73 


Patrick Gleason, 


labor on bridge, 


144 48 


John Bitner, 


labor, 


17 00 


C. J. Boy Ian, 


stone, 


7 50 


J. A. Cutter, 


labor, 


30 50 


Joseph Pole, 


i i 


12 75 


Dennis Whalen, 


i i 


7 50 


Anthony Pashilp, 


< i 


12 75 


Andrew Powell, 


i i, 


12 75 


Alic Garbo, 


i < 


7 50 


Joseph Stoddard, 


< i 


17 10 


John Batzold, 


( i 


5 00 


B. M. Warner, 


i i 


30 25 


Cooley Dickinson, 


stone, old bill, 


2 50 


Edgar H. Field, 


labor, 


5 85 


J. B. Ryan, 


< i 


2 50 


M. J. Proulx, 


i i 


56 65 


E. N. Dickinson, 


< i 


17 50 


John Breor, 


1 ' lumber, 


21 15 


F. G. Bardwell, 


c < 


5 25 


M. J. Ryan, 


Mdse., 


9 86 


David Powers, 


labor, 


5 00 


John Steele, 


t ( 


6 00 


John Brennan, 


i i 


6 70 


L. S. Crafts, 


lumber, 


23 50 


Peter Deinlein, 


labor, 


35 63 


E. W. & S. H. Field, 


< i 


4 00 


A. L,. Strong, 


lumber, 


107 34 



John T. Powers, 
George Steele, 
Hamilton Gould, 
W. W. Holden, 
C. Murphy, 
Patrick McCoan, 
John W. Hartwell, 
C. K. Morton, 
Jacob Carl, 
Jacob Carl, 
John Deinlein, 
George Bitner, 
F. W. Prince, 
John Kalosky, 
John Marcyj 
Frank Couglin, 
T. J. Ryan, 
Daniel Garvey, 
Shumway & Riley, 
Shumway & Riley, 
John Merrick, 
Horace Shumway, 



labor, old bill, 



Mdse., 

labor, 

it 

lumber, 
labor, 



sewer grates, 
akron pipe, 
labor, 
labor, 



Collins & Norton, bridge old Depot road, 

Collins & Norton, bridge Depot road, 

J. A. Sullivan, Mdse., cement, 

Frank lyikawsky, labor, 

John Steinlien, " 

Thomas T. McGrath, 

Joseph Newman, " 

Michael W. Boyle, 

John S. Deinlein, 

John Vollinger, " 

John Vollinger, " old bill, 

Dennis McGrath, " 

John McGrath, 

Levi Iy. Pease, " 



$ 7 00 
29 92 
15 00 
43 10 
15 50 

4 00 

5 59 

17 50 
22 75 
25 70 
53 92 
10 50 

4 00 
3 03 

6 60 
12 22 

200 26 

5 25 
3 50 

163 42 
33 92 
236 37 
785 00 
292 50 

18 20 
3 00 

49 13 

7 50 
24 25 
12 25 

10 50 
60 88 

7 00 

11 62 
20 63 

7 00 



10 



George Yollinger, 


labor, 


$ 3 50 


Lawrence Dopprnan, 


< c 


18 50 


Alfred Breor, 


< i 


14 00 


Daniel Sheehan, 


a 


10 50 


James Boyle, 


i i 


7 00 


John W. Kiley, 


1 1 


10 50 


Frank Zavodasky, 


i i 


4 50 


Michael Gogal, 


i ( 


4 50 


Joseph Cusick, 


( i 


4 50 


Frank Newman, 


i i 


2 25 


Lawrence Vollinger, 


i i 


7 00 


James Mullins, 


i i 


64 99 


George A. Chandler, 


< i 


20 30 


Joseph Raboin, 


< i 


35 25 


Boston & Maine Railr< 


Dad, ftg. or cement, 


90 




$3,209 94 



SPECIAL EXPENDITURES, 

Hardening Plain road, 

Repairing Bridge, Depot road, 

Drain near T. Graves, 

Gravel, Old Depot road, 

Stone for Bridge, Depot road, 

Patrick Gleason, stone work, Depot road, 

Repairing sidewalks, Depot road, 

Cleaning underpass, 

Stone, Ferry road, 

Hill, John Brennan's, 

Filling Old Depot road, Contigent acct., 

Iron Bridge, Old Depot road, 

Iron Bridge, Depot road, 

Ordinary repairs, 



$ 181 


93 


36 


50 


123 


58 


140 


37 


113 


00 


144 


48 


26 


24 


20 


75 


29 


90 


18 


00 


61 


15 


785 


00 


292 


50 


1,236 


44 



$3,209 94 



11 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



W. W. Holden, Capt., for services 


of Co., 


$16 00 


H. W. Carl, 


< c 


3 00 


J. J. Batzold, 


< i 


12 00 


Geo. A. Belden, " 


< ( 


5 00 


A. H. Graves, storing hose wagon 


> 


5 00 


Thomas O'Dea, 




5 00 


S. S. Dwight, 




5 00 


C. H. Crafts, 




5 00 


C. W. Marsh, 




5 00 


M. H. Burke, paint, etc., 




2 10 




$ 63 10 



FIREMAN'S MUSTER. 
M. J. Ryan, Treasurer, . $75 00 



BRIDGE AND FIIJ,. 

Northampton & Amherst St. Railway Co., $3,500 00 



MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 

CD. Bard well, Treasurer, $50 00 



CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 
F. H. Bardwell, Treasurer, $125 00 



12 

WATER RATES. 
Harry N. Hunt, Collector, $829 00 



STATE AID. 



Minerva N. Anderson, $24 00 

Sophia D. Frost, 20 00 



$ 44 00 



MILITARY AID. 
James Shea, $ 48 00 



LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 




S. E. Bridgman & Co., 


$184 83 


L. A. Pierce & Co., 


1 25 


Richard B. Eisold, 


18 45 


John H. Sanderson, librarian, 


50 00 


Marion Billings, librarian, 


25 00 


Wm. D. Billings, cataloguing books, 


10 00 


Edgar P. Eynian, labor, 


3 00 


M. J. Ryan, Mdse., 


6 11 




$298 64 



BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS. 
W. M. Cochran & Co., $48 Q0 



13 



INSURANCE. 

C. H. Pierce & Co., $138 75 

H. M. McCloud & Son, 30 00 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

W. H. Riley & Co., repairs, 

Michael Gogal, sawing wood, 

A. Iy. Strong, wood, 

Kimball & Cary & Co., coal, 

Edgar P. Lyman, labor, 

A. L. Strong, plank, 

Wm. D. Billings, janitor, 

J. H. Howard, mdse., 

John H. Sanderson, cash and labor, 

Wm. D. Billings, cash for window washing, etc., 



TOWN HALL REPAIRS. 



$168 75 



ENFORCEMENT LIQUOR LAW. 

F. W. Brockway, Service in Shepp case, $12 65 

John T. Keating, Council in Shepp case, 10 00 

$22 65 



$31 98 


1 


75 


3 


00 


44 


17 


17 42 


3 


00 


75 


00 


1 


20 


4 


50 


2 


00 



$184 02 



Edgar P. Lyman, labor and lumber, $ 74 15 

E. P. Hall & Co., lumber, 55 34 

M. H. Burke, painting, 170 20 

$299 69 



14 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

H. S. Hubbard, postage and delivery town reports, 

Mrs. Oscar Belden, mdse. and labor, 

C. A. Pierce & Co., printing town reports, 

K. S. Warner, inspecting beef, veal and pork, 

K. S. Warner, quarantine realeasing, 

C. D. Bardwell, care of Town Hall and Clock, 

C. D. Bardwell, care of Town Clock, 

C. K. Morton, elector, two years, 

Coburn & Graves, disinfecting, 

C. D. Bardwell, cleaning Town Hall, and sawing wood, 

H. S. Hubbard, expense pauper cases, 

" thermometer, locks and telephone, 
moving books and cleaning 

school yards 
" " school census, 

Cecil Bagnall, supplies for assessors, 
Auther Breor, ferry man hill, 
Thomas W. Ryan, register of voters, 
John Day, 
Wm. H. Belden, 
David Billings, 
John H. Hubbard, fareman and boat, 

B. C. & B. B. Davis, Surveyor for sewer system, 
Boston and Maine Railroad, freight on cement, 
Horace Shumway, caring teacher 1899, 
Dr. C. A. Byrne, disinfecting, 

" " returning births, 

CM. Barton, buying books for schools, 
" " postage, 

C. A. Pierce & Co., order book, 
Carter Ink Co., ink, 

Dr. J. D. Seymour, mecical attandance, T. Crafts, 
Oscar Belden, drawing dirt, 



$ 3 


50 


7 


40 


42 


00 


44 


00 


57 


00 


43 


13 


20 


00 


20 


00 


10 


28 


I, 9 


50 


2 


90 


1 


00 


6 


50 


10 


00 


5 


95 


1 


50 


8 


00 


8 


00 


6 


00 


2 


00 


5 


50 


145 


79 




38 


6 


25 


2 


80 


14 


50 


6 


00 


3 


68 


3 


75 


1 


25 


7 00 




50 



15 



Mrs. Oscar Belden, cash cleaning schoolhouses, $ 

Mrs. Dugal, 

Mrs. M. Proulx, 

Mrs. John Gendrin, " 

A. Ij. Strong, wood for Town Hall, 
George A. Belden, care of school yard, 
Horace Shumway, Bxpressage, 

H. S. Hubbard, expense getting teacher, 
David Billings, ballot clerk, 

B. P. Dwight, 
Dennis McGrath, " 
Alfred H. Breor, " 

F. J. Saffer, book case, 
M. H. Burke, painting, * 

Mrs. A. Hilbert, cleaning schoolhouse, 
Wm. D. Billings, service warrant for dogs, 

service warrants and notifying 

Town Officers, 
" " recording births, marriages, deaths, 

City of Northampton, tally sheets, 

G. H. Danforth, mdse. for schools, 
Town of Whately, stone for town line, 

S. K- Bridgam & Co., Coll. book and alphabets, 
Shumway & Riley, repairs on stove, 
A. Iy. Strong, sawdust, High School, 
J. S. Wells, bal. on acct., 

I,. M. Thacher, estimates for grade and bridge, 
P. J. Whalen, constable, 
M. H. Burke, repairing guide boards, 
H. S. Hubbard, postage and paper, 
M. J. Ryan, mdse. for schools, 
" " telephone, 

" record books, 

" service as Justice of Peace, 
J. H. Howard, mdse. Town Hall, 
mdse. bridges, 



5 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 


7 25 


9 


00 


7 


00 


21 


41 


1 


15 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


24 


68 


2 


00 


5 


00 


7 00 


20 


00 


38 


50 


2 


00 


1 


60 


3 


97 


3 


15 


5 


73 




76 




40 


11 


00 


2 


00 


3 


00 


5 


00 




55 




30 


3 


75 


3 


00 


1 


75 


4 


74 



16 



J. H. Howard, telephone, 


$ 15 


" mdse. for schools, 


6 18 


C. D. Bardwell, care of Town Hall and Clock, 


30 00 


W. A. Reed, postage, 


1 80 


" " Incidentals, 


2 06 


" " expressage, 


60 


" ■ ' supply agt. , 


12 00 




$774 03 



RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 
MARCH 1, 1901". 

Poor, $2,164 54 

State Aid, 44 00 

Memorial Building, 184 02 

Schools, 2,737 33 

School Supplies, 248 86 

Music in Schools, 150 00 

Tuitions Smith Academy, 500 00 

Superintendents of Schools, 448 00 

Schoolhouse repairs, 766 30 

Memorial Day, 50 00 

Contingencies, 774 03 

Water rates, 829 00 

Library, 298 64 

Town Officers, 1,268 65 

Military Aid, 48 00 

Highways and Bridges, 3,209 94 

Bridge and Fill, 3,500 00 

Fire Department, 63 10 

Fireman's Muster, 75 00 

Drawing in Schools, 72 90 

Cemetary Appropriation, 125 00 

Town Hall Repairs, 299 69 



17 



Insurance, 

Bonds for Town Officers, 

Enforcement L,iquor L,aw, 



$168 75 
48 00 
22 65 

$18,096 40 



APPROPRIATIONS 1900. 



Highways and Bridges, 


$2,100 00 


Highways and Bridges, special repairs, 


250 00 


Drains, 


100 00 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Cemeteries, 


125 00 


Public library, 


300 00 


Poor, 


2,000 00 


Schools, 


2,200 00 


Music in Schools, 


150 00 


Drawing in Schools, 


125 00 


School Books and Supplies, 


250 00 


Repairs Schoolhouses, 


450 00 


Superintendent of Schools, 


240 00 


Memorial Building, 


150 00 


Town Officers, 


1,200 00 


Water Rates, 


825 00 


Interest, 


150 00 


Contingencies, 


800 00 


Bonds for Town Officers, 


100 00 


Enforcement I^iquor L,aw, 


100 00 


Tuition Smith Academy, 


500 00 


Painting and repairs Town Hall, 


300 00 


Northampton & Amherst St. Railway Co., 


1,000 00 


Fireman's Muster, 


75 00 


Insurance Public Buildings, 


100 00 




$13,640 00 



18 



BIST OB JURORS. 
Reported by Selectmen March i, ipoi. 



O. Stanley Graves, 
Carlton H. Crafts, 
Bevi B. Pease, 
Roswell Hubbard, 
Bewis A. Billings, 
Gilbert B. Morton, 
Alfred H. Harris, 
Michael J. Proulx, 
Charles B. Warner, 
John S lattery, 



Charles S. Shattuck, 
Roswell Billings, 
Peter Saffer, 
Patrick J. Whalen, 
Bdward W. Strong, 
John H. O'Dea, 
William D. Billings, 
John Steinlein, 
John C. Ryan, 
Melvin Bradford, 



TOWN OFFICBRS. 



H. S. Hubbard, Selectmen, Overseer of Poor, $125 00 

Mrs. Oscar Belden, School Committee 1899, 16 15 

C. B. Graves, Auditor, 5 00 

T. J. Ryan, Selectman, 50 00 

C. A. Jones, " 50 00 

Wm. D. Billings, Clerk, 325 00 

T. J. Ryan, Superintendent of Roads, 160 00 

Wm. D. Billings, Assessor, 75 00 

B- H. Kingsley, " 82 50 

John Vollinger, " 55 00 

H. S. Hubbard, School Committee, 25 00 

Mrs. Oscar Belden, School Committee, 20 00 

T. J. Saffer, " " 15 00 

1899 15 00 



19 

Roswell Billings, Treasurer, $100 00 

Joseph S. Wells, Collector, 125 00 

1898, 25 00 



$1,268 65 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
THOMAS J. RYAN, 
CHARLES A. JONES, 

Selectmen of Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and fkid them correct. 

C. h. GRAVES, Auditor. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 5th., ipoi. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Roswell Billings, Treasurer, in account with the Town of 

Hatfield. 

DR. 

To cash on hand, $ 735 32 

To cash received from J. S. Wells, Col., 15,177 58 

To cash received from State Corporation Tax, 350 56 

School Supt. acct., 160 00 

National Bank Tax, 860 54 

Military Aid, 81 00 

State Aid, 40 00 

Comp. of Ins. of animals, 22 50 
To cash from Income Mass. School Fund, 328 58 

D. W. Wells, Treas. of W. C, 2,730 00 

Dist. Court fines and forfeit, 159 15 

L,ewis Raboin, board of Iy. D. Raboin, 168 66 
For burial of Miss Emily Waite, 27 00 

Miss Marany Waite, support of 

Marany Waite, 79 01 

George Bberline, support of 

Mrs. Bberline, 8 36 

City of Northampton, Tuition, 121 33 

County Treasurer, Dog Fund, 162 94 

• Rent of Town Hall, 32 50 

Pool Iyicense, 4 00 

C. S. Cummings & Co., notes on bridge 

and fill contract, interest at 3^ 

percent., 3,003 79 

1524,252 82 

20 



21 



TO CASH RKCKIV^D FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Rogers, Newman & Tolman, 8mo. interest 

at 3.60 per cent., $3,500 00 

The First National Bank, Northampton, 

2mo. at 5 per cent., 2,500 00 



$6,000 00 

$30,252 82 



CR. 



By cash paid Selectmen's orders, $18,096 40 

Treas. Sinking Fund, 861 67 

Dist. Court, fees and expenses, 69 09 
Interest, 133 66 

Int. on Water Bonds, old acct., 260 00 

1,880 00 
State Tax, 585 00 

County Tax, 1,916 46 

First National Bank, old note, 800 00 
Orders of Abatement, 56 05 

Balance in hands of Treasurer, 1 , 094 49 



$25,752 82 



BY CASH ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 



Rogers, Newman & Tolman, $3,500 00 

First National Bank, 1,000 00 



$4,500 00 

$30,252 82 



22 



IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WEUvS, COLLECTOR. 



To cash received, 



By uncollected taxes, 
By interest on taxes, 



1898 ACCOUNT. 
DR. 

CR. 



#159 15 



$152 04 
7 11 



$159 15 



To cash received, 



1899 ACCOUNT. 
DR. 

CR. 



$1,412 17 



By uncollected taxes, 




$1,397 69 


By interest on taxes, 




14 48 




$1,412 17 


1900 


ACCOUNT. 
DR. 




To cash received, 




$13,606 26 


Discount on taxes, 




173 41 


Uncollected taxes, 




1,565 40 




$15,345 07 




CR. 




By Assessors' Warrant, 




$15,297 44 


By Interest on Taxes, 




47 63 




$15,345 07 



23 

SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To First National Bank, note 

temporary loan, $1,500 00 

To C. S. Cummings & Co., bridge and 

fill, contract note, 3,000 00 



$4,500 00 



CR. 

Uncollected Taxes, $1,565 40 

C. D. Bardwell, 57 88 

Due from State Aid, rendered Charles Prarie, 45 50 
Due from State, Dickinson Hospital, 39 00 

Cash in Treasury, 1,094 49 



$2,802 27 



WATER FUND. 



DR. 
Thirty years 4 per cent. Water Bonds, $47,000 00 

CR. 

Sinking Fund, $3,897 90 

ROSWELL BIKINGS, Treasurer. 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the 
Treasurer and found them correct. 

C. Iv. GRAVKS, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March yth. t ipoi. 



Water Commissioner s Report 



The following is respectfully submitted as the fifth an- 
nual report of the Board of Water Commissioners : 

Receipts from water rates and disbursements of the same : 



Cash on hand last report, $ 


; '2 


58 




Cash from Collections, 


3,078 


17 




Cash balance due treasurer, 


14 


69 








#3 OQ^ 


44 






jpOfKJVO 


Cash paid to Town Treasurer, $2,730 00 




H. N. Hunt, Sup't, for col- 








lecting water rates, 


92 


33 




for labor, 


63 


50 




for labor and repairs, 


98 


25 




M. J. Drummond & Co., for 








special castings, 


29 


73 




Norwood Engineering Co. for 








Sidewalk Boxes, 


24 


60 




Chapman Valve Mf'g Co. for 








Hydrants, 


39 


42 




W. H. Riley & Co., Stand 








Pipe, 


11 


49 




Gazette Printing Co. , Bill Heads, 5 


00 




P'reight on castings, 


1 


12 








— $3,095 


44 



24 



25 

We now have 243 connections with the works and 
76 hydrants for protection from fire. 

K. B. DICKINSON, 
D. W. WEUA 
C. Iv. WARNER, 

Water Commissioners. 
Hatfield,' March 1, 1901. 



I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer 
of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them correct. 

C. I,. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 6, 1901. 



Collectors Report. 



y. 6*. Wells, Collector, in Account with the Town of Hatfield. 

DR. 

To uncollected taxes, 1898, $152 04 

Interest on same, 7 11 

CR. 

By cash paid Treasurer, April 5, 1899, $159 15 

DR. 

To uncollected taxes, 1899, $1,397 69 

Interest on same, 14 48 

SI, 412 17 

CR. 

March 17, 1900. By cash paid Treasurer, $544 83 
May 7, 1900. By cash paid Treasurer 288 90 

March 5, 1901. By cash paid Treasurer, 578 44 

$1,412 17 

DR. 

To Assessors' Warrant for col'n, 1900, $15,297 44 
Interest collected, 47 63 

$15,345 07 

CR. 
By cash paid Treasurer, $13,606 26 

Discount on taxes, 173 41 

Uncollected taxes, 1,565 40 

$15,345 07 

26 



Assessors' Report. 



Total value of Assessed Estate, 


$1,093,341 


Value of Assessed Real Estate, $851,415 




Value of Assessed Personal Estate, 241,926 




Buildings, $407,173 




Land, ' 444,242 




Number of Residents assessed on property, 


325 


Non- " 


90 


Total number of persons, " " 


415 


il " " assessed on Poll Tax only 


285 


male polls assessed, 


542 


Number of horses assessed, 


528 


cows ' ' 


334 


sheep ' * 


11 


swine ' ' 


25 


fowls 


1,360 


neat cattle other than cows assessed, 


125 


dwelling houses, 


282 


all other buildings, 


684 



Total amount committed to the Tax Collector for collec- 
tion is as follows : 

State Tax, $ 585 00 

County Tax, 1,916 46 

Town Grant (which includes $1,000 of the $4,000 
voted by the town for bridge and fill near 
Kingsley's), 12,440 00 

Overlayings, 343 98 

Total, $15,285 44 

27 



28 

Assessors' estimate of Bank and Corporation Tax 

assessed by the State, $1,200 00 

Rate of tax per $1,000, 13 00 

Value of property exempt from taxation under Chapter 11, 

Section 5, Public Statutes : 

Literary institutions, $65,432 00 

Church property, 24,000 00 

Assets of the town as reported to the Tax Commissioners 
by the Assessors : 

School Houses, $15,000 00 

Other public buildings, ; 12,000 00 

Cemeteries, 1,000 00 

Water Works, 50,000 00 

Fire Apparatus, 1,500 00 

Sinking Fund (Water), 3,000 00 



$82,500 00 

Liabilities of the town as reported to the Tax Commis- 
sioner by the Assessors : 

Waterworks, $47,000 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WIIylvIAM D. BIIJJNGS, 
LKWIS H. KINGSLEY, 
JOHN VOIvUNGER, 

Assessors of Hatfield. 



i>, 



Town Clerk's Reporf. 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield, for the year 
1900, are as follows :, . , . , ; ■. , . tfiYH i*ii'i''Mi f i 



BIRTHS BX MONTHS 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



NO. 

2 

, 4-. 
3 
1 
2 
3 
7 
3 
7 
1 
2 
1 



MAI.KS. FBMAI.ES 



Total, 



36 



21 



15 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. - 



i • i ■ ■ 


f4$M9R4 


... ■■, MOTHER. 


Born iii the j United States, , ; ; 


ift,. u 


\ii,M 


Poland, 


12 


,:,..„tt ... 


Ireland, 


. , ■ 1 


afawi'6 


Germany, 


1 


„.-.,.•• 1 . 



29 



30 



in Sweden, 


FATHER. 

1 


MOTHER 
1 


Hungary, 
India, 


1 



2 
1 


Nova Scotia, 
Canada, 


1 
1 



1 



36 36 



BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 

1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 

19 34 27 • 28 37 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

NO. 

January, 1 

February, 3 

April, 1 

May, 3 

July, 2 

September, 1 

October, 2 

November, 5 

December, 2 

Total, 20 

First marriage of both parties, 16. 

First marriage of brides, 20. 

Second marriage of grooms, 4. 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 63 and 22 years of 
age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 40 and 18 years of 
age respectively. 



31 



Average age of grooms, 31 years. 

" brides, 25 " 
Number of certificates issued from this office, 20. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 





GROOM. 


BRIDE 


in United States, 


13 


12 


Poland, 


5 


5 


Ireland, 


1 





Nova Scotia, 


1 





Canada, 





1 


Bohemia, 





1 


Scotland, . 





1 



20 



20 



MARRIAGES FOR FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



1895 


1896 


1897 


1898 


1899 


13 


12 


14 


15 


20 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 





NO. 


MAIZES. 


FEMALES 


January, 


6 


3 


3 


April, 


6 


1 


5 


May, 


4 


3 


1 


June, 


1 





1 


July, 


3 


2 


1 


August, 


3 


1 


2 


September, 


1 





1 


October, 


3 


2 


1 


November, 


2 


1 


1 


December, 


2 


1 


1 



Total, 



31 



14 



17 



32 











NO. 


; MAILS'. 


FRMAIvKS 


Under 1 year of age, 


8 • 


- ' 6 


2 


Between 1 and 5 


years, 


i? 2 f --' ] 


' ■2'-;-. 


- ■* <*mYi. 


i 


5 


" 10 


i i 


1 





i 


< 


10: 


tiyffljli 


jW .^ .. 


rtfttq h. 


1 ('i 


«-( — i 


< 


20 


" 30 


{ ( 


3 





3 


Y 


. 30 


" 40 


i < 


3 


2 ,., 


• , 1 .. 


< 


: 40 


" 50 


< ( 


1 





1 


i 


50 


" 60 


<< 


1 





-',.-, .ll 


i 


' 60 


" 70 


< { 


4 


1 


3 


< 


70 


" 80 


1 1 


3 


1 


, ( '-2 


< 


80 


" 90 


a 


3 


1 


: -2 



31 ' 14 17 

Age of oldest person deceased (female), 83 years, 10 months. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED; 

NO. MAI^S. FEMAI^S. 



Born in United States, 


' 26 


11 


15 


Ireland, 


3 


2 


1 


Germany, 


1 





1 


Poland, 


1 


1 






31 14 17 



DEATHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



1895 


1896 


1897 


1898 


1899 


17 


18 i 


23 


19 


26 



33 

CAUSES OF DEATH, 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the 
State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Rheumatism, 1 

Whooping Cough, 1 

Typhoid Fever, 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Phthisis (Consumption Lungs), 1 

Hydrocephalus (Tubercular Meningitis), 1 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Pneumonia, 6 

Paralysis, 2 

Disease Heart, 3 

Nephritis, 3 

Septicaemia, 1 

Jaundice, 1 

Tumor of Oesophagus, 1 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Stillborn, b 

Infantile Debility, 1 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Burns, 2 

Drowning, 1 

31 



34 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Mrs. Martha E. Bliss, 

" Nancy D. Billings, 

" Minnie C. Temple, 

" Ellen M. Hamel, 

11 Elizabeth A. Boyle, 

" Marie M. Superba, 

" Rachel W. Kingsley, 

" Sarah E. Sanderson, 

" Emma J. Casten, 

Miss Emily Waite, 

" Eunice E. Cook, 

" Emeline E. Shattuck, 

" Euda F. Warner, 



Miss Mary Wheeler, 

" Elizabeth Douyard, 
Joseph Carl, 
Charles Potter, 
Joseph Deinlein, 
Paul A. Eabbe, 
John Eeary, 
Fred. E- Mosier, 
James Clancy, 
Thomas Sheehan, 
Lewis H. Casten, 
Antoine Bistroski, 
William Merrick. 



DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending No- 
vember 30, 1900, with the receipts and settlement of the ac- 
count with the County Treasurer, is as follows : 



103 male dogs at $2 each, $206 00 

4 female dogs at $5 each, 20 00 

Eess fees, 107 dogs, at 20 cents each, 



$226 00 
21 40 

$204" 60 



Amount paid County Treasurer, $204 60 

' ' for the five previous years : 

1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 

153 00 167 40 169 00 129 00 286 60 

Respectfully submitted, 

WIEEIAM D. BIEEINGS, Town Clerk. 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the. following amounts deposited to the credit of 
the Sinking Fund : 

Amherst Savings Bank, $1,162 88 

Northampton Institution for Savings, 1 ,061 70 

Nonotuck Savings Bank, 1,040 56 

First National Bank, Northampton, 632 76 



Total, $3,897 90 

M. J. RYAN, 
R. M. WOODS, 
K. S. WARNER, 

Sinking Fund Commissioners. 



I have this day examined the vouchers of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and found them correct. 

C. Iv. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 2, 1901. 



35 



Report of the Public Library. 



I,ast year the town appropriated $300 for the support of 
the library. There have been more books taken out this year 
than last, and more demand for new books, which we are 
unable to get for the' want of more money. The circulation 
has been about 200 books a week. We have bought about 
200 books the past year. The library is open every Saturday 
from 3 to 5 P. M., and 7 to 9 P. M. 

J. H. SANDERSON, Librarian. 
MARIAN BILLINGS, Assistant. 

R. M. WOODS, 

MRS. C. K. MORTON, 

J. H. SANDERSON, 

Trustees. 



36 



Report of Engineers, 



Board of Selectmen, Hatfield, Mass., 

H. S. HUBBARD, Esq., Chairman. 

Gentlemen : — Complying with your recent request, we 
have made examinations and taken levels on the streets and 
submit the following report, suggestions and estimates of cost 
of sewers in your town. 

The plan and profile furnished herewith, show proposed 
sewers on Main, Kim and Maple streets, with outlets through 
"The Old Ferry Road" and the "Old Bridge Road," and for 
the part of Elm street known as (< The Hill," with an outlet 
into Mill River at a point some 1200 feet below the bridge, 
and are to be taken as forming a part of this report, as certain 
places thereon are here referred to. 

These streets, Main, Maple and Elm, appear to be the 
ones in which there is the greatest immediate need of sewers, 
but the grades and size of the sewers recommended for these 
streets are such that as demand arises for sewers on other 
streets, they will be a part of a complete sewer system for the 
whole village. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

North Main Street : 

Beginning at a point about 600 feet northerly of the cor- 
ner of Main and School streets, at "A" on map, a sewer run- 

37 



38 

ning northerly to and through the "Old Ferry Road" of the 
following sizes : 

800 feet of 8 inch pipe. 
800 " " 10 " 
800 " " 12 h 

500 " "15 " " to Connecticut River at the 
point marked "B" on map. 

South Main Street : 

Beginning again at the point "A" on the map, a Sewer 
running southerly to the lower end of the street and thence 
easterly, through "The Old Bridge Road" to the outlet at 
Connecticut river, of the following sizes : 

800 feet of 8 inch pipe, 

800 " " 10 " 

800 " " 12 " 

900 " "15 " " to "C" at lower end of street, 

2000 " "20 " " to outlet at "K." 

Easterly end of Kim street : 

1000 feet of 8 inch pipe, 
100 " " 12 " " to point "C" on main sewer. 

Also from the westerly end of this sewer a drain, 600 feet 
of 8 inch pipe discharging toward Mill River to carry off the 
surface water collecting in the low place between Main street 
and Mill river. 

This may not be looked upon as an immediate necessity, 
but this water must not be turned through the sewer in Kim 
street and the "Old Bridge Road," unless these sewers are 
largely increased in size. 



39 

Maple Street ; 

700 feet of 8 inch pipe to the junction with Elm St. line. 

Elm Street (the Hill) : 

Beginning at a point near the house of Nelson Allaire 
thence extending easterly: 

1000 feet of 8 inch pipe. 

750 " " 12 " 
1450 " " 15 " " to a point near Mill river. 
1200 Ci " 18 " " following the general course 
of Mill river to the outlet at "H." 

This comprises the list of sewers for which calculations 
have been made and all these sewers are calculated for both 
surface water and house sewage. 

The low ground between Main street and Connecticut 
river can best be drained by a pipe following approximately 
the ditch as now opened for this use. This pipe would be for 
surface water only. 

On most of the other streets the surface water should be 
kept separate from the house sewage, the latter being led by 
the most convenient route to connect with some of the above 
described sewers and the surface water conducted by pipes 
and ditches to the natural water courses. 

This matter of disposing of surface water, in the part of 
the village west of Main street and north of Elm by separate 
drains is imperative unless the size and cost of the above 
described sewers be greatly increased. 

Believing that the existing drains and sewers are of im- 
perfect construction and inadequate size we should make no 
attempt to utilize them as a part of the proposed system. 



40 

GRADES AND DEPTH OF CUTS. 

Main street is nearly, level, there being but 4.2 feet 
difference the highest and lowest points. 

The grades for the sewers on both ends of Main street, 
for the easterly end of Elm street and for Maple street we 
have established at 2 feet per 1000 feet or about 2y 2 inches 
per 100 feet. 

This will make the maximum and average cuts about as 
follows : 





MAXIMUM. 


AVERAGE. 


North Main street, 


10.50 feet, 


7.50 feet. 


South Main street, 


8.60 " 


7.00 " 


Bridge road, 


12.50 " 


9.00 " 


Maple street, 


8.50 " 


7.00 " 


East Elm street, 


8.20 " 


6.00 " 



On Elm street, " The Hill," the grade varies from 4 to 6 
per 1000. The maximum cut is 8.20 feet and the average 
6.00 feet. 

HIGH WATER. 

The comparative elevation of Main street at various 
points and the high and low water marks of Connecticut 
river are as follows : 

Upper end of Main street, 97.60 

Corner of Main and School streets, 97.40 

Corner of Maple and Elm streets, 94.20 

High water mark, 1862, 95.51 

" 1868, 94.55 

" 1894, 93.28 

Average low water in Connecticut river, 72.00 



41 

Comparison of these figures will show that the flood of 
1862 was only two feet and one inch lower than the surface of 
Main street from the corner of School to the upper end of the 
street, and had the cellars of the houses been connected by 
sewer to the river at that time they would have been nearly 
filled by back water. 

We therefore recommend that when the sewers are built 
there be no connections or openings into the sewer below the 
level of the first -floor of the various houses connected ; or if 
such connections are deemed necessary, that they be provided 
with suitable shut-offs to prevent the flooding of the cellars 
by a back flow of the sewer in times of high water in the 
river. 

ESTIMATE OF COST. 

8 inch pipe laid, including Ys, $ .35 per foot 
10 " " " .40 

12 " " " .50 

15 " " " .65 

18 " " " .80 

20 " " " 1.00 

Man-holes and catch-basins, including branch from sewer, 
each $35. Enough can also be saved from this figure to put 
in one flushing man-hole at the upper end of each branch of 
the sewer. 

North Main street to river : 

800 feet of 8 inch pipe, at 35 cents, $280 00 
800 " 10 " 40 " 320 00 

800 " 12 " 50 "■ 400 00 

500 " 15 " 65 " 325 00 

23 man-holes and catch-basins, at $35, 805 00 



Total cost for sewer in North Main street, $2,130 00 



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South Main street and to the river : 

800 feet of 8 inch pipe, at 35 cents, $280 00 

320 00 

400 00 

585 00 

2,000 00 

32 man-holes and catch-basins at $35, 1,120 00 



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Total cost of sewer in South Main street, #4,705 00 

Easterly end of Elm St. , discharging into South Main St. sewer: 
1000 feet of 8 inch pipe, at 35 cents, $350 00 
100 " 12 " 50 ." 50 00 

4 man-holes and catch-basins at $35, 140 00 



Total cost of sewer in East Elm street, $540 00 

Easterly end of Elm street drain toward Mill river : 
600 feet of 8 inch pipe, at 35 cents, $210 00 
One catch-basin at $25, 25 00 



Total cost of East Elm street drain, $235 00 

Maple street discharging into East Elm street sewer : 
700 feet of 8 inch pipe at 35 cents, $245 00 
4 catch-basins and man-holes at $35, 140 00 



Total cost of sewer in Maple street, $385 00 

Elm Street, " The Hill," discharging into Mill river : 
1000 feet of 8 inch pipe, at 35 cents, $350 00 
750 " 12 " 50 " 375 00 

1450 ' 4 15 " 65 " 942 50 

1200 " 18 " 80 " 960 00 

30 catch -basins and man-holes at $35, 1,050 00 



Total cost of sewer in Elm street, $3,677 50 



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RECAPITULATION. 




North Main street, 


$2,130 00 


South Main street, 


4,705 00 


Bast Elm street, sewer, 


540 00 


East Elm street, drain, 


235 00 


Maple street, 


385 00 


West Elm street, " The Hill," 


3,677 50 


Total, " 


$11,672 50 



Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. & C. E. DAVIS, Engineers. 
Northampton, Mass., Feb. 15, 1900. 



REPORT 



OF THF, 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



FOR THF, 



YEAR ENDING MRRCH I, 1901. 



Report of School Committee, 



To the Citizens of Hatfield : 

We submit to you our doings for the fiscal year ending 
March 8, 1901. 

As our superintendent has reported to you the workings 
of the schools, we will therefore give only a summary of the 
department of expenditures. We found just before the fall 
term commenced that the stoves in West Hatfield and West 
Brook schoolhouses were unfit for use, making an expenditure 
of $200 imperative. North Hatfield and West Brook school- 
houses were also painted and calcemined on the inside, a 
fence was built on two sides of the schoolyard at the center 
and a water closet and two slate blackboards put into the 
Hill school building. 

The school books have been placed in a room in the 
Town Hall and bookcases provided for them, making an 
unlooked for expense. 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
MRS. OSCAR BEIvDKN, 
FRANK J. SAFFKR, 

School Committee. 



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SCHOOL EXPENSES. 



Katherine Day, 
Susan Casey, 
Margaret Allaire, 
Mary J. Breor, 
Mary E. Breor, 
EKzebeth Gilson, 
Alice Davidson, 
Carrie Warner, 
Louisa Billings, 
Rita Iy. Briggs, 
Joseph Iyeviter, 
Claude H. Hubbard, 
Mrs. F. J. Saffer, 
Eddie Murphy, 
Katherine Day, 
John H. Hubbard, 
Thomas D. Brennan, 
Ula Graves, 
Anna Day, 
Mary Coffey, 
Nellie Murphy, 
Bridget A. Brennan, 
John Ademet, 



teaching school, 



janitor, 



janitor and sweeping, 
janitor, 



sweeping, 



$224 80 
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327 00 

328 00 
274 50 
274 50 

82 50 
268 20 
178 50 
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23 00 
22 00 
64 00 



sawing wood, 



H. S. Hubbard, sawing wood, drawing coal, 
F. J. Saffer, 

Mrs. Oscar Belden, drawing coal and wood, 
A. L. Strong, wood, 

Kimball & Cary, for coal, 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight on coal, 

F. G. Bard well, for wood, 

G. H. Danforth, for coal, 
Helen Harris, sweeping, 
John Brennan, janitor, 



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Wm. A. Reed, 




400 00 



$2,737 33 



$480 00 

TUITION SMITH ACADEMY. 
R. M. Woods, treasurer, $500 00 



MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 

Thomas Charmbury, 



$150 00 



DRAWING IN SCHOOLS: 



Clara Fay, teacher, 


$46 40 


Mrs. Iy. H. Kingsley, 


26 50 


SCHOOL SUPPLIES 




$. E. Bridgman, 


$28 45 


Silver Berdett & Co., 


11 16 


American Book Co., 


25 83 


Ginn & Company, 


18 85 


J. L- Hammett Co., 


125 52 


Milton Bradley Co., 


6 48 


Maynard Merrill Co., 


91 


H. S. Hubbard, paid expressage, 


2 51 


C. M. Barton, 


4 10 


manilla paper, 


1 48 



$72 90 



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Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 
Allyn & Bascom, publishers, 
George S. Perry & Co., 
Carroll W. Clark, 
Thorp Martin Company, 
Public School Printing Co., 



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SCHOOLHOUSB REPAIRS. 

F. J. Saffer, ordinary repairs, $ 

" fence, Center School yard, 
A. I,. Strong, lumber, " 

M. H. Burke, painting fence, Center School yard, 
M. J. Ryan, nails, etc., 
Shumway & Riley, plumbing, Hill School, 
Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, " 

Harry N. Hunt, labor, 
John Maynard, laying brick, " 

Matthews & Gleason, 
H. S. Hubbard, man and team, " 

Shumway & Riley, ordinary repairs, 

stoves and repairs, 
O. D. Case & Co., slate blackboards, 
Boston & Maine Railroad, freight on blackboards, 
M. C. Howard, painting, N. Hatfield and West Brook, 
Edgar P. layman, labor, 
H. S. Hubbard, 
Harry N. Hunt, 



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Report of the Superintendent 



To the School Committee of Hatfield : 

I have the honor of submitting my first annual report as 
Superintendent of the Hatfield schools, which is the seventh 
report of a superintendent. 

Not having assumed the active duties of the office in all 
parts of the district until September, 1900, it has been diffi- 
cult to satisfy the numerous and pressing demands made 
upon the office from the various quarters in the district. 

ATTENDANCE. 

In the matter of attendance, a most deplorable condition 
of affairs exists, as will be evident from a perusal of "Attend- 
ance Table C,-' appended herewith. This table records 3900 
cases of half day absences, 255 tardy marks, and 187 instances 
of dismissal by request of parents. These are the totals for 
only five months of school, or 100 school days. Further- 
more, pupils are not sent to school promptly at the opening 
of the fall term, and they are withdrawn from school before 
the end of the spring term to work at home. Considering 
that the above record was made by only 212 pupils in the 
schools, it is unfair to expect the teachers to adequately fulfill 
the requirements of a course of study. 

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54 

Under such conditions anything like proper grading is 
impossible. Not only do the absentees suffer loss, but those 
faithful pupils, also, who are regular in attendance, are re- 
tarded in their progress by being held back for the others to 
catch up, since it is expedient that the teachers avoid forming 
extra classes or grades. 

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary to that sus- 
tained interest which alone can result in an orderly and cons- 
tant progression in pursuance of a given plan of work. 
Without regular and prompt attendance our schools cannot 
accomplish their mission, which is to equip the future citizen 
with a foundation knowledge and training that will facilitate 
his further development along the lines indicated by his 
special talents, and that will assist him ultimately in finding 
his proper business or social sphere in the community. 

The new school laws explicitly and imperatively direct 
school committees and school officers to enforce its provisions 
in regard to requiring the attendance (except for illness) of 
all children between seven and fourteen years of age, on every 
school day throughout the entire year; and written excuses 
for absence are required in every case. Children under six- 
teen must have a "work certificate," signed by the Com- 
mittee or Superintendent, before going to work. 

Report cards, recording attendance, scholarship and 
deportment of each pupil, will be sent home at the end of 
each month. It is hoped that by means of these cards parents 
will be led to take a deeper interest in all that pertains to the 
improvement of the schools, and that they may be induced to 
visit the schools more frequently, to become personally 
acquainted with the teachers and their work. 



55 

" PARENTS' DAY." 

There should be a special day each year when parents are 
invited to inspect the regular work of the schools, and 
teachers should accumulate full sets of papers illustrating the 
work of pupils, with this end in view. 

COURSES OF STUDY. 

The general instructions already given to teachers should 
indicate the line of work they are to pursue. When time 
permits, the outlines given will be worked out in detail and 
more precise directions given as to topics and principles to be 
taught. 

ARITHMETIC. 

A change of text books in arithmetic is desirable. I 
would advocate less work in numbers, and more drill in read- 
ing, or language, in the first two years of school. Much of 
the number work with which a child of five or six years is 
tormented and harrassed is worse than a waste of time, for the 
little that he does learn about arithmetic in grade I. is acquir- 
ed with strained effort on his part and through infinite pa- 
tience on that of the teacher, since the mind of the pupil is 
not yet sufficiently mature to readily grasp the puzzling dif- 
ficulties of the subject. 

LANGUAGE. 

The time taken from number work could be most ad- 
vantageously occupied in teaching the child to read, since 



56 

language is the first and most necessary mode of expression 
which the child must acquire in order to enable him to express 
his thoughts, and to enable him to pursue intelligently the 
subsequent subjects of arithmetic, geography, history, \ etc., 
in the higher grades. ■•.-;..■ 

More thorough drill in phonics in all grades, and "word 
drills" preceding each reading lesson in the prima^ grades, 
will produce better results in reading. . 

Thorough drill is important in English composition and 
social forms, and the habit of using the dictionary (which 
should be supplied to pupils above grade IV, to be used in 
connection with spelling, composition and reading) should be 
early inculcated. 

CONSOLIDATION OF SCHOOLS. 

In the 63d annual Report of the State Board of Educa- 
tion, the Secretary dwells at length upon the growing tenden- 
cy to w T ard consolidation, where there are small schools in out- 
lying districts. 

Hatfield has at present five school buildings containing 
eight schools, numbering 212 pupils. The plans for consoli- 
dation urged by my predecessor in this office are well worthy 
of consideration. In the Center and Hill schools there are 
123 pupils in 16 classes. In West Hatfield there are 43 pu- 
pils in eight classes. In North Hatfield there are 23 pupils 
in four classes ; and in West Brook there are 23 pupils in 
seven classes. In other words, to accommodate 212 pupils 
in eight grades, we are obliged to divide them into 35 classes. 

Now, if Hatfield had one eight-room building, these 35 
classes could be reduced to eight classes, (viz: one class for 



57 

each of the eight grades, as in graded schools). The children 
of Hatfield could enjoy school privileges unexcelled by those 
of any city in the United States. 

An eight-room building might be situated in the center, 
(where 4-7 of the pupils already attend,) to which the pupils 
from North Hatfield and West Hatfield could come in electric 
cars. This would leave only 23 pupils in West Brook, and 
these might be transported. Nor is this so large an under- 
taking as it might appear on first thought, since the sale of 
the old school buildings would partly pay the cost of the new 
building. The item of repairs (which is $740 for the past 
year) would be an insignificant outlay on the building pro- 
posed, and cost of fuel would be largely reduced. But the 
gains would be in increased schooling facilities to the children, 
chiefly in grading and discipline, wholesome and moral sani- 
tary privileges, comfortable quarters and modern equipment 
of building, which would induce more regular attendance 
under ideal conditions. 

TRAINING OF TEACHERS. 

The State Board of Education is persistently urging the 
employ of Normal trained teachers, and the indications are 
that legislation will soon require examinations for State cer- 
tification of teachers. Many of our successful teachers attend 
the summer Institutes, and Superintendents and Committees 
are coming to recognize the value of these institutions in the 
training of teachers. 

TEACHERS' MEETINGS. 

During the fall teachers have attended three local meet- 
ings. The schools were closed on one day to enable the 



58 

teachers to attend an Institute, held in South Deerfield, under 
the auspices of State Agents G. T. Fletcher and Henry T. 
Bailey ; and on another day to attend the Hampshire County 
Teachers' Convention, held in Easthampton. 

ADMISSION TO GRADE I. 

Pupils should be admitted to Grade I. only at the begin- 
ning of the fall term, as the formation of new classes during 
the year is a hindrance to the progress of classes already 
formed. 

CONCLUSION. 

The whole work of the Superintendent in connection 
with the schools of Hatfield has been pleasant, chiefly owing 
to the professional spirit and unfailing courtesy of a pains- 
taking and efficient corps of teachers, including the super- 
visors of music and drawing, whose services have been ren- 
dered with consideration for the best interest of the pupils and 
teachers under their supervision. 

Thanking the Committee for encouragement and support 
in my efforts to perform the duties of the office, I remain, 

Respectfully, 

WIGWAM A. REED, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



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ROIvI, OF HONOR.— FAU, TERM, 1900. 
(Pupils neither absent nor tardy.) 

CENTER PRIMARY. 

Bardwell, Curtis Proulx, Marion 

McGrath, Nellie Ryan, Joseph 

McGlynn, Mary Shea, William 

Pease, Arno Shea, George 

CENTER GRAMMAR. 

Bardwell, Homer Stowell, I^eo 

hiiIl primary. 

Breor, Constance Swanson, William 

Bberlein, John Vachula, John 

Hubbard, Silas Vachula, Peter 
Mullens, Marcus 

HII.L GRAMMAR. 

Bberlein, George Stoddard, Eva 

Keller, George 

NORTH HATFIELD. 

Waite, Harvey L,. 

WEST HATEIEU) GRAMMAR. 

Deinlein, George A. Deinlein, L,awrence 

WEST BROOK. 
Flynn, Charles 



64 

'REQUIREMENTS OE ADMISSION, 
: . SMITH ACADEMY, : ; 

Arithmetic. — Ability tpdo accurately and quickly problems 
in adition, subtraction, multiplication, division,, factoring, 
highest cqrnmon factor, lowest common multiple,, decimals 
and common 'fractions^ denominate numbers,. simple interest, 
percentage, profit and loss, insurance. 

A slight knowledge of the metric system 

English. — (a) Knowledge of form, use of capitals and 
abilit}?- to punctuate, as shown in a composition or letter 
written by the pupil. 

(b) Knowledge of the parts of speech and their respective 
uses, ability to parse words in simple construction and to 
analyze easy sentences. 

Geography. — Ability to locate capitals, principals cities, 
rivers and mountain ranges of the world, knowledge of the 
production of different regions in the U. S. and Europe. A 
good knowledge of the geography of Hampshire County and 
Western Mass. 

Physiology. — As treated in grammar school texts. 

United States History. — Principal names and events of 
the United States History. Paticularly the wars of the 
Revolution and Rebellion with their causes, and the history 
of the last, few, years. 

Pupils from Hatfield Public Schools must present a 
certificate signed by their teachers and endorsed by the 
Superintendent to the effect that they have completed the 
work of the Grammar grade before they will be allowed to 
take an examination for entrance to Smith Academy. 

HOWARD W. DICKINSON, Principal. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



-OF THE- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



-OF THK- 



Town o? J4at?ield. 




FOR THK 



YEAR ENDING MARCH I, 1902. 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS., 

C. A. PIERCE & CO., PRINT. 
1902. 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 17, J 902. 



Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
ting. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary' town officers,- includ- 
ing one member of the School Committee for three years, one 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three years, 
one member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for three 
years, one member of the Library Trustees for three years. 

Art. 3. To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith. 

Art. 4. To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. To hear the report of the Selectmen, Clerk, 
School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Water Com- 
missioners and Sinking Fund Commissioners, and act thereon. 

Art. 6. To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Art. 7. To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of Highways and Bridges for the ensuing year. 



— 4 — 

x\rt. 9. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 11. To take action in relation to the support of 
the Poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. To vote, by ballot, "Yes" or "No" on the 
question, " Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this Town for the ensuing year ?" 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 14. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the care of Cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate mone}- for 
the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith Acad- 
emy who are of suitable age and attainments to attend High 
School. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on schoolhouses. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will employ a Superin- 
tendent of Schools, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for the Public library for the ensuing year. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will choose a Tree 
Warden. 



5 — 



Art. 21 . To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for Firemen's Muster. 

Art. 22. To see if the Town will authorize the borrow- 
ing of any money in anticipation of taxes to meet the Town 
expenses the current year. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will purchase land to 
enlarge the Cemetery at West Hatfield, and make an appro- 
priation for the same. 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will have Evening Schools 
the ensuing year, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 25. To see if the Town will vote to erect addi- 
tional hydrants in West Hatfield, and make an appropriation 
for the same. 

Art. 26. To see if the Town will vote to build any part 
of the Sewer according to the plan of E. C. & E. E. Davis, 
and make an appropriation for the same. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Hatfield: 

In accordance with the requirements of the Public 
Statutes of Massachusetts the following report for the year 
ending March 1, 1902, is respectfully submitted for your con- 
sideration. 

We have six persons in the Insane Hospital that we are 
caring for at an expense of S3. 25 per week. There is but 
one other Town or City in the State that has as many insane 
in proportion to number of inhabitants as we have. There 
must be something in the climate of Hatfield that is congenial 
to insanity. We have one woman at the Home for Aged 
Invalid Women in Northampton, expense $3 per week, and 
two at the Northampton Almshouse at 82.50 per week each. 
We have a small piece of State Road building in our town, 
and have made application for extending it still farther on 
the same line, this year, and are in hopes it will be granted 
us. We have also signed a franchise for the Greenfield, 
Deerfield and Northampton Street Railway Company for a 
road through our street from the Whately line to the Ferry 
road. 

Have petitioned the County Commissioners for layout 
of a new road from Kellogg' s Hill north and west across 
brook to present road leading to North Hatfield, said road to 
be built with Street Railway Company at an expense of 
$3,000 to the Town. 



POOR EXPENDITURES. 



City 



of Northampton 



N. Iy. Hospital, board of A. M. Richmond, $ 

Theodore F. Sikes, 
James Murra}', 
Dennis Berry, 
Myrane Waite, 
Lewis D. Raboin, 
Arnold Graves, 
board of Arnold Graves, 

Mrs. Sidona Vollinger, 
Mrs. C. Wagner, 
Gertrude Prew, 
Joseph Ballair's family, 
Joseph Prew, 
William E. Prew, 
Home for Aged Invalid Women, Mrs. Coole}^, 
H. S. Hubbard, board of Lottie Wheeler, 
State Treasurer, " Edward Orman, 

Town of Greenfield, " Ashley Meekins, 
John Henzell, " Mrs. C. Wagner, 

Walter Crump, wood for George A. Dennis, 
H. S. Hubbard, cash pd. and supplies, Geo. A. Dennis, 
M. J. Ryan, Mdse., 

City of Holyoke, supplies, " 

H. S. Hubbard, Tramps, 
Henry LaMountain, moving G. A. Dennis, 
J. H. Howard, Mdse. for George Steele, 
Kimball & Cary, coal for San ford Sanderson, 
Dickinson Hospital, for care Stephen Yalefsky, 
H. S. Hubbard, cashpd. for Mdse., Mrs. C. Wagner, 
Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical attendance, " 
M. J. Ryan, Mdse., 
H. S. Hubbard, cash paid Joseph Ballau, 



169 


46 


169 


46 


169 


46 


169 


46 


169 


46 


169 


46 


42 


25 


100 


24 


131 


33 


4 


28 


105 


00 


47 


50 


27 


21 


29 


46 


156 


00 


11 


77 


19 


50 


99 


42 


27 


86 


5 


50 


4 


25 


10 


93 


25 


70 


3 


00 


5 


00 


13 


00 


7 


25 


47 


00 


2 


00 


12 


00 




99 


12 


00 



8 



A. L,. Strong, wood for George A. Dennis, 

H. Shumway, carrying Mrs. Wagner to Almshouse, 



Received from L,ewis Raboin, for support of 
lye wis D. Raboin, 



Total amount expended, 



4 


50 


1 


50 


$1,973 20 


169 


46 


$1,803 


74 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



Merrick dumber Co., 
George Steele, 
Joseph Czgreny, 
John Wenzell, 
Lewis Carson, 
Walter Crump, 
Frank Sweatland, 
Stephen Vocola, 
Joseph Frasic, 
F. G. Bardwell, 
Joseph Churn, 
Paul 

W. W. Holden, 
John Adimet, 
Michael Spurber, 
John Corser, 
T. J. Ryan, 

" " cash paid for 

Horace Shumway, 
John Sheehan, 
John Merrick, 
M. J. Proulx, 
John Proulx, 
John B. Ryan, 
John J. Powers, 



lumber, 
labor, 



$ 140 76 

32 95 

22 25 

90 

8 75 

24 70 

1 50 

11 25 

1 50 



59 


50 


22 


50 


6 


00 


26 


25 


20 


25 


68 


40 


1 


50 


237 


00 


21 


75 


298 


50 


10 


25 


58 


30 


142 


25 


45 


50 


25 


25 


2 


00 



— 9 



Mitchel Proulx, 


labor, 


$ 3 00 


George Saffer, 


" 


7 13 


Joseph S. Newman, 


i i 


10 75 


K. N. Dickinson, 


" and dirt, 


29 85 


Joseph Raboin, 


i ( 


70 12 


Frank I^aBrosky, 


i < 


3 00 


Joseph Czyong, 


' ' 


21 00 


Charles Carson, 


" 


7 80 


Daniel Sheehan, 


( i 


47 50 


Joseph Cozen, 


i i 


18 00 


Joseph Polansky, 


i i 


3 00 


S. Copoloski, 


" 


3 75 


Alick Soloski, 


" 


2 25 


J. T. Fitzgibbons, 


" 


5 00 


M. Bontagne & Bridgmar 


i, plank, 


81 78 


Ivevi I/. Pease, 


labor, 


21 00 


Alfred Breor, 


i i 


28 00 


M. W. Boyle, 


" 


22 75 


A. H. Graves, 


< < 


. 14 00 


Henry IyaMountain 


i t 


22 75 


P. J. Whalen, 


<k 


47 50 


B. M. Warner, 


i i 


8 75 


Joseph Smith, 


" 


3 00 


Albert Morton, 


i i 


1 75 


Peter Psronsick, 


(i 


4 50 


Peter Undrus, 


i( 


1 50 


John W. Hartwell, 


supplies, 


6 50 


John Banski, 


labor, 


8 25 


Joseph Yemmei, 


( i 


3 00 


John Mardin, 


< ( 


3 00 


Jacob Bnijecti, 


<( 


3 75 


Frank Quilper, 


V 


13 50 


Peter Brainerd, 


i.i 


3 00 


A. t. Strong, 


railing and posts, 


.23 50 


Joseph Carick, 


labor, 


6 00 


Joseph Lagaski, 


< ( 


7 50 


Dennis Daily, 


< i 


15 00 



— 10 



M. W. and James Boyle, 

Dennis MeGrath, 

Hamilton Gould, 

P. J. Boyle, 

Peter Dandelion. 

John Batzold. 

Frank Batzold. 

S. H. Field, 

Richard McGrath. 

E. H. Field. 

S. W. Kingsley, 

T. A. Cutler. 

John Breor. 

W. H. Riley & Co.. 

Joseph Coton. 

George Chandler. 

Luman S. Crafts. 

George Vollinger. 

Shumway & Riley. 

James Mullins, 

O. Stanley Graves. 

Michael Kiley, 

Joseph Galkar. 

John Dandelion. 

John S. Dandelion, 

Carlton H. Crafts. 

Paul Holige, 

David Powers. 

George Donilson. 

E. C. Crosbv, 



labor. 



repairs, 
labor. 

Akron pipe, 
labor, 

wheel for scraper, etc. 

labor. 

Akron pipe. 

labor, 





dirt, 


M. J. Ryan. 


Mdse., 


J. H. Howard. 




John Vollinger. 


labor. 


John Karren, 


dirt. 


Horace Shumway. 


labor. 



21 


17 


21 


75 


•1 


50 


< 


00 


11 


75 


20 


50 


6 


30 


10 


00 


6 


75 


13 


95 


Q 

o 


45 


17 


17 


4 


80 


5 


40 


Q 

o 


,.i. 


1 


50 


8 


2.1 


3 


75 


IS 


90 


5 


00 


24 


15 


17 


50 


1 


50 


31 


25 


3 


00 


25 


00 


3 


00 


4 


25 


5 


00 


110 


50 


156 


00 


5 


87 


4 


23 


23 


00 


6 


00 


44 


62 



— 11 — 

John Adronski. labor, 3 00 

John Steele, ** 19 00 






8 00 

_ 



WATER RATES 
Harry N. Hun:. Collector. - 5 00 











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D. 


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Minerv 


a N 


. Aucers 


;on. 







CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 

F. H. Bardwell. Treasurer. 100 00 



MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATE! N 
CD. Bardwell. Treasurer. ' [ 00 



TREE WAR! EN 



Joseph 5. Xewman. 

John W. Hartwell. supplies. 

Polanders. labor. 





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11 


:: 


■; 


00 



■-"-' 



FIREMAN S MUSTER 

M. T. Rvan. Chie: 



— 12 — 
FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Iy. W. Kingsley, repairing sleds, 

A. H. Graves, storing hose wagon, 

Thomas O'Dea, 

S. S. Dwight, 

I,. S. Crafts, 

Chas. W. Nash, 

Capt. F. A. Allaire, services of the Company, 

Chas. J. Abbott, " 

J. J. Batzold, 

W. W. Holden, " 



LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

American Express Co., books, 
John H. Sanderson, " 

labor, 

librarian, 
Marian Billings, " 

labor, 
William D. Billings, 
Iyouisa Billings, librarian, 
C. O. Parmater, History of Pelham, 
Town of Sunderland, History of Sunderland, 
Forbes & Wallace, 
Richard B. Eisold, 

M. J. Ryan, Mdse., 
Dennison Mfg. Co., 



4 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


1 


00 


7 


00 


39 


00 


10 


00 



86 00 



34 00 


8 


00 


6 


00 


50 


00 


15 


00 


10 


00 


8 


00 


10 


00 


4 


00 


5 


00 


89 


92 


37 


00 


23 


40 


3 


24 


2 


13 



305 69 



— 13 — 
MEMORIAL BUILDING. 



A. L- Strong, wood, 

M. F. Sampson, sawing wood, 

Wm. D. Billings, janitor, 

J. A. Sullivan, lawn mower, 

Kimball-Cary Co., coal, 

H. S. Hubbard, man and team 

W. H. Riley & Co., labor, 

J. H. Howard, Mdse., 



9 


00 


3 


00 


75 


00 


6 


00 


61 


50 


1 


75 




98 




GO 



157 83 



BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS 
W. M. Cochran & Co., 48 00 



INSURANCE. 

C. H. Pierce & Co., 123 75 

Oliver Walker, 101 25 



225 00 



ENFORCEMENT LIQUOR LAWS. 

Seth W. Kingsley, 25 00 

Reuben Bell, 25 00 



50 00 



TOWN HALL REPAIRS. 

A. McCallum & Co., shades, 35 00 

W. H. Riley & Co., labor, 60 

35 60 



— 14- 

NORTHAMPTON & AMHERST ST. R. R. CO. 
Last payment on bridge and fill, 500 00 



LIST OF JURORS. 

Reported by the Selectmen March i, 1902. 

O. Stanley Graves, Levi L. Pease, 

Roswell Billings, John J. Slattery, 

Alfred E. Harris, John H. O'Dea, 

Lewis E. Billings, Milton P. Bradford, 

Edson E. Strong, John L. Proulx, 

Gilbert E. Morton, Edward A. Breor, 

Peter Saffer, Thomas W. Ryan, 

Charles S. Shattuck, Edward B. Dickinson, 

John J. Stenglein, Frank K. Porter, 

Carlton H. Crafts, Fredrick A. Allaire. 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



Henry S. Hubbard, Selectman and Oyerseer of Poor, 

Charles A. Jones, 

Thomas J. Ryan, 

C. L. Graves, Auditor, 

William D. Billings, Clerk, 

" " Assessor, 

Lewis H. Kingsley, 
John Vollinger, 
Thomas J. Ryan, 
Roswell Billings, Treasurer, 
Henry S. Hubbard, School Committee, 
Frank J. Saffer, 
Samuel H. Field, 
Joseph S. Wells, Collector, 



|125 


00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


5 


00 


325 


00 


75 


00 


77 


50 


42 


50 


185 


00 


100 


00 


25 


00 


15 


00 


20 


00 


125 


00 


1,220 


00 



— 15 — 

CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

C. A. Pierce & Co., printing Town Reports, % 

J. W. Hefferman, rubber stamp and ink, 

F. O. Bardwell, Constable, 

H. S. Hubbard, Street Railway, 

" cash pd. delivering Town Reports, 

L. M. Thaeher, report on N. & A. Street Railway, 
Dr. J. D. Seymour, recording births, 

Chas. A. Byrne, 

C. G. Trow, 
E. I. Clapp, election blanks, 
H. S. Hubbard, exp. to Boston, State Road, 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., supplies for CJerk, 
P. B. Murphy, dog blanks, 
P. D. Bridges, exp. chair, District Committee, 
Harry N. Hunt, painting iron bridge, 
C. A. Pierce & Co., po.-tals and printing, schools, 

cards & printing, scarlet fever, etc. , 
H. S. Hubbard, filing petition to change road, 

expense to Greenfield, Poor acct., 
Buffalo Pitts Co., Reps, on State Roller, 
R. M. Woods, Treas., .fence, school yard, 
H. S. Hubbard, cash paid, State Roller, 
Mrs. John Merrick, cleaning schoolhouses, 
A. Hilbert, 
M. Hade, 
S. H. Field, 

Frank Breor, Ferry School St., 
Austin Peters, stamp for Inspector Animals, 
A. I/. Strong, wood, Town Hall, 
W. H. Beldeu, 
T. W. Ryan, 
J. H. Day, 
E. S. Warner, Inspector Stables and Animals, 

Veal, etc., 
H. S. Hubbard, cash paid on State Road, 



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80 


6 


00 


10 


00 


4 


40 


18 


00 


1 


•25 


9 


75 




50 


2 


50 


8 


20 


2 


65 


2 


25 


1 


50 


50 


00 


3 


25 


2 


50 


3 


10 


1 


25 


22 


27 


27 


19 


1 


85 


6 


00 


5 


00 


9 


25 


5 


50 


4: 


00 


1 


75 


9 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


50 


00 


12 


00 




33 



— 16 — 

J. G. Fairbanks & Co., Pauper Reg., etc., 

David Billings, ballot clerk, 

F. H. Bard well, 

Dennis McGrath, " 

Alfred H. Breor, " 

F. G. Bardwell, expense to Greenfield, Poor acct, 

H. S. Hubbard, school census, 

expressage on town books, 
Wni. D. Billings, recording births, deaths and marriages, 45 10 
serving Selectmen's warrants, 
cash paid, expressage, 
H. S. Hubbard, postage and paper, 

" expense school supplies, 

CD. Bardwell, care of Town Clock, 
" Town Hall, 
" cash for sawing wood, 

M. J. Ryan, Telephone, ; 

" services as Justice of Peace, 
J. H. Howard, Telephone, 
Wm. D. Billings, serving dog warrant, 

" copying Assessors' books, 

L. H. Kingsley, 

J. S. Wells, paid Cecil T. Bagnall, 
S. W. Kingsley, Truant Officer, 

Sheriff, 
N. G. Hayes & Co., interment strap for Sexton, 
Paul Balise, repairing wagon, 
Horace Shumway, expressage, 
C. K. Morton, elector, 



E. S. Warner, stamping beef, pork and veal, 
" " quarantining animals, 

651 46 



6 


50 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


3 


00 


10 


00 




30 


iages, 45 


10 


27 


00 


3 


70 


5 


00 


10 


00 


30 


00 


26 


50 


3 


00 


90 




00 3 


90 




78 


9 


00 


15 


00 


10 


00 


5 


94 


7 


00 


2 


00 


3 


00 


2 


85 


2 


25 


10 


00 


605 


48 


40 


00 


6 


00 



— 17 — 

RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 
MARCH 1, 1902. 



Poor, 

State Aid, 

Memorial Building, 

Schools, 

School Supplies, 

Schoolhouse repairs, 

Music in Schools, 

Tuitions Smith Academy, 

Superintendent of Schools. 

Memorial Day, 

Contingencies, 

Water Rates, 

Library, 

Town Officers, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Bridge and Fill, 

Fire Department, 

Firemen's Muster, 

Drawing in Schools, 

Cemetery Appropriation, 

Town Hall, 

Insurance, 

Bonds for Town Officers, 

Enforcement Eiquor Eaw, 

Tree Warden, 



$1,973 


20 


32 


00 


157 


83 


2,945 


43 


378 


79 


203 


15 


150 


00 


500 


00 


480 


00 


50 


00 


651 


46 


835 


00 


305 


69 


1,220 


00 


2,559 


95 


500 


00 


86 


00 


75 


00 


153 


10 


100 


00 


35 


60 


225 


00 


48 


00 


50 


00 


279 


96 


$13,995 


16 



18 — 



APPROPRIATIONS 1901 



Superintendent of Schools, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Public library, 

Tuition Smith Academy, 

Music in Schools, 

Drawing " 

Schools, 

Repairs on Schoolhouses, 

Memorial Day, 

Cemeteries, 

Poor, 

Interest, 

Insurance, 

Town Officers, 

Water Rates, 

Contingencies, 

Bonds for Town Officers, 

Enforcement Iyiquor Law, 

Town Hall, 

Firemen's Muster, 

Special Repairs Highway, 

Painting Iron Bridge, 

Town debt, Bridge and filling, 

School Supplies, 



2,000 


00 


300 


00 


500 


00 


150 


00 


125 


00 


2,400 


00 


250 


00 


50 


00 


100 


00 


2,000 


00 


250 


00 


100 


00 


1,200 


00 


839 


00 


800 


00 


50 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


75 


00 


75 


00 


25 


00 


1,000 


00 


250 00 



$12,979 00 



HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
THOMAS J. RYAN, 
FRANCIS G. BARDWEUv, 

Selectmen of Hatfield. 



I have examined the books and accounts of the Select- 
men and found them correct. 

C. L. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March i, 1902. 



19 — 



Treasurers Report, 



Roswell Billings, Treasurer ; in Account with the Town of 

Hatfield. 



DR. 

To cash on hand, 

received from J. S. Wells, Col., 

State acct. Supt of Schools, 
Comp. of Ins of animals, 
Pauper account, 
Corporation Tax, 
National Bank Tax, 
Military Aid, . 
State Aid, 

Sereet Railway Tax, 
To cash from Income of Mass. School Fund, 
D. W. Wells, Treas. of W. C, 
City of Boston, Tuition, 

Northampton, Tuition, 
Dist. Court fines and forfeitures, 
County Treasurer, Dog Fund, 
Lewis Raboine, support of 

L. D. Raboine, 
Town of Hadley, School Supplies, 
J. Burke, Pool License, 
H. S. Hubbard, coal account, 
Lot No. 101, Cemetery, 



$ 1,094 


49 


14,379 


59 


400 


00 


s, 29 


00 


32 


61 


325 


09 


951 


80 


36 


00 


36 


00 


391 


40 


530 


46 


2,182 


50 


48 


45 


134 


33 


30 


00 


165 


73 


169 


46 


5 


00 


2 


00 


• 29 


71 




50 


$20,874 


12 



— 20 — 

TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

C. S. Cummings & Co., interest at 3^ 

per cent., 9mo., $3,000 00 

First National Bank, interest at 5 per 

cent., 2mo., 
First National Bank, interest at 5 per 

cent., 2mo., 
First National Bank, interest at 5 per 

cent., lmo., 
M. J. Ryan, Treas. Sinking Fund, 3}^, 



CR. 

By cash paid Selectmen's orders, 

Interest on Water Bonds, 
C. S. Cummings & Co. 

Bridge and fill acct., 
Connty Tax, 
State Tax, 

M. J. Ryan, Treas. S. F., 
Interest, 
Fees and Expenses, 



$22,374 12 

BY CASH ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 

C. S. Cummings & Co., $3,000 00 

First National Bank, 3,200 00 

Treas. Sinking Fund, 638 76 



1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


2,000 


00 


638 


76 




$8,638 76 




$29,512 88 


$13,995 


16 


1,880 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,902 


04 


682 


50 


861 


67 


267 41 


9 


28 


e, 1,500 


00 


:r, 276 


06 



$7,138 76 
$29,512 88 



— 21 — 



IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WELLS, COLLECTOR 



1900 ACCOUNT. 








DR. 








To cash received, 


$1,427 


62 




Assessors' orders of abatement, 


46 


00 




Uncollected taxes, 


100 


29 








$1,573 


99 


CR. 








By uncollected taxes, 


1,565 


40 




Interest, 


8 


51 








1,573 


99 


1901 ACCOUNT. 








DR. 








To Cash received, 


12,951 


97 




Discount on taxes, 


196 


51 




Uncollected ' ' 


2,043 


23 








15,191 


71 


CR. 








By Assessors' Warrant, 


15,049 


83 




Addition to " 


97 


32 




Interest, ^ 


44 


56 








15,191 


71 



9.9, 



SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 



DR. 



To First National Bank, note, tem- 
porary loan, 1,500 00 
To C. S. Cumminsrs & Co., bridge and 



fill account, note, 


2,000 00 




3,500 00 


CR. 




By Uncollected Taxes, 


2,143 52 


C. D. Bard well, 


■ 57 88 


Cash in Treasury, 


276 06 




2,477 46 


WATER FUND. 




DR. 




Thirty years 4 per cent. Water Bonds, 


47,000 00 


CR. 




Sinking Fund, 


4,924 38 



ROSWElvIv BILLINGS, Treasurer. 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the 
Treasurer and found them correct. 

C. U. GRAVES, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March jth, 1902. 



Water Commissioners' Report. 



The following is respectfully submetted as the sixth an- 
nual report of the Board of Water Commissioners : 

Receipts from water rates and disbursements of same : 

Cash from collections water rates, $3,338 29 

Cash paid D. W. Wells, balance due last 

account, $ 14 69 

Cash paid Town Treasurer, 2182 50 

Harry N. Hunt, Supt., collecting water 

rates, 99 15 

Harry N. Hunt, Supt., cash paid for labor, 80 25 
" • ' ' relaying pipe at 

Carsons, 28 50 

Harry N. Hunt, Supt., laying extension 

1 in. pipe, 830 feet, 149 40 

Norwood Engineering Co., 30 service 

boxes, 57 00 

W. H. Riley & Co., stand pipe, 30 70 

Surveying land at Running Gulter Brook, 2 50 
W. H. & Angelina W. Dickinson, 7 2 ' acres 

of land, 550 00 

Edward A. Beals, 2 ,'^g acres of land, 110 00 

Recording Deeds, 1 00 

Cash on hand, 32 60 



338 29 



We have purchased for the the town a strip of land five 
hundred feet wide, lying on both sides of Running Gutter 
Brook, containing about ten acres of land. This, we believe, 



— 24 — 

will afford a needed protection for the stream, and would ad- 
vise the purchase of the land northerly of the same width the 
entire length of the brook. The Town now holds twenty 
three acres in connection with it» water system, at a cost 
of $817. 

We have the past year laid 830 feet of one inch pipe to 
extend the service. The entire cost of the water system to 
March 1st, 1902, is $50,983.12. 

CHARLES Iy. WARNER, 
DANIEL, W. WEUA 
M. J. PROULX, 

Water Commissio?iers . 

Hatfield, March 1st, 1902. 



I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer 
of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them 
correct. 

C. L. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Feb. 27th, 1902. 



Collector's Report, 



J. S. Wells, Collector, i?i Account with the Town of Hatfield. 

DR. 

To uncollected taxes, 1900, 
Interest collected, 



CR. 

By cash paid Treasurer, 

Assessors' order of abatement, 
Uncollected taxes, 



DR. 

To Assessors' Warrant forcol'n, 1901 , 15,147 15 
Interest collected, 44 56 

15,191 71 

CR. 

By cash paid Treasurer, 12,951 97 

Discount, 196 51 

• Uncollected taxes, 2,043 23 

15,191 71 



$1,565 


40 








8 


59 












$1: 


,573 


99 


1,427 


62 








46 


00 








100 


'37 












1 


573 


99 



Assessors' Report. 



Total value of Assessed Estate, $1,163,888 

Value of Assessed Real Estate, $886,447 

Value of Assessed Personal Estate, 277,441 

Buildings, $438,103 

Land, 448,344 

Number of Residents assessed on property, 333 

Non- " " " 86. 

Total number of persons " " 419 

" assessed on Poll Tax only, 285 

" " male polls assessed, 546 

Number of horses assessed, 547 

cows " 326 

sheep 16 

swine ' ' 27 

neat cattle other than cows assessed, 150 

Amount committed to the Tax Collector for collection is 
as follows : 

State Tax, 
County Tax, 
Town Tax, 
Overlayings, 

Northampton and Amherst Street Railway Co. 
Excise Tax, 

Total, 
Estimated Bank and Corporation Tax, 
Rate of Total Tax per $1,000, 



$ 682 


50 


1,902 


04 


11 979 


00 


486- 29 


95 


32 


$15,145 


15 


1,200 


00 


12 


00 



-27 — 

Value of property exempt from taxation under Chapter 
11, Section 5, Public Statutes: 

Literary institutions, 66,395 93 

Church property, • 24,000 00 

Assets of the Town as reported to the Tax Commissioner. 

Schoolhouses, 15,000 00 

Other public buildings, . 12,000 00 

Cemeteries, 1,000 00 

Water Works, 50,000 00 

Fire Apparatus, 1,500 00 

Sinking Fund (Water), May 1, 1901, 3,897 90 



$83,397 90 

Inabilities of the Town as reported to the Tax Commis- 
sioner: 

Water Works, 47,000 00 

Note against the town, 2,000 00 



49,000 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BILLINGS, 
LEWIS H. KINGSLKY, 
JOHN VOLLINGER, 

Assessors of Hatfield. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield, for the year 



1901, are as follows : 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



^o. 


MAIZES 


FEMALES 


4 


2 


2 


5 


5 





3 


1 


2 


4 


3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


3 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


4 


3 


1 


4 


1 


3 


2 


1 


1 


6 


5 


1 


5 


2 


3 



Total 46 28 

BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



18 



Born in the United States, 
Poland, 


FATHER 

21 
16 


MOTHER 

23 
16 


Germany, 
Hungary, 
Ireland, 


4 

2 
2 


4 

2 
1 


Sweden, 


1 






46 



46 



29 



BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



1896 


1897 


1898 


1899 


1900 


34 


27 


28 


37 


36 



MARRIAGES BY MONTHS, 



January, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

July, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



NO. 

1 

1 
5 
1 

2 

1 

10 

5 

2 



Total, 28 

First marriage of both parties, 27. 

First marriage of groom and second of bride, 1. 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 36 and 21 years of 
age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 40 and 18 years of 
age respectively. 

Average age of grooms, 27 years. 

Average age of brides, 24 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 





GROOM 


BRII 


Born in the United States, 


19 


20 


Poland, 


6 


6 


Germany, 


3 


1 


Canada, 





1 



Total, 



28 



28 



30 — 



MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



896 


1897 


1S98 


1899 


. 1900 


12 


11 


15 


20 


20 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January. 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August. 

September. 

October, 

November. 

December, 



S~0. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


3 


1 


1 





3 


3 





2 


1 


1 


2 


1 


1 


3 


2 


1 


3 


1 


2 


3 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


3 





3 


5 


2 


3 



Total, 



33 



16 



17 



AGE. 








NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


Under 1 year 


of age, 


13 


7 


6 


Between 1 and 5 


years. 


3 


3 





- i . 


10 


1 




1 





1 


i. 10 i< 


20 






3 


1 


2 


.< 20 " 


30 






1 





1 


11 30 " 


40 






1 


1 





" 40 " 


50 






1 


1 





•■ 50 " 


60 















11 60 " 


70 






2 





2 


• 70 " 


80 


« 




4 


2 


2 


" 80 " 


90 






4 


1 


3 



Total, 33 16 17 

Age of oldest person deceased (female), 87 years, 5 months. 



— 31 — 
BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 





NO. 


MALES. 


FEMALES 


in United States, 


29 


14 


15 


Germany, 


2 





2 


Ireland, 


1 


1 





Poland, 


1 


1 






Total, 33 16 17 

DEATHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



1896 


1897 


1898 


• 1899 


190 


18 


23 


19 


26 


31 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Classified according to nomenclature adopted by the State 
Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 



Ea Grippe, 
Cholera Infantum, 


1 

2 


Alcoholism, 


1 


CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 




Cancer, 


2 


Phthisis (Consumption of Eungs), 

Hydrocephalus, 

Mortification, 


3 
1 

1 


Tumor, 


1 


LOCAL DISEASES. 




Pneumonia, 


3 


Nephria (Bright 's Disease), 

Cystitis, 

Diabetes, 


1 
1 

1 



— 32 



Disease Iyiver, 
Disease Heart, 
Convulsions, 
Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis, 



DEVELOPMENTAL, DISEASES. 



Stillborn, 
Premature Birth, 
Debility, 

Fall, 

Injuries from a horse, 

Total, 



VIOLENT DEATHS. 



7 
1 
1 

1 
1 

33 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Parmenus L,. Strong, 

Mrs. Vilena R. Chandler, 
Maria B. Stearns, 
Eliza W. Smith, 
Flora F. D wight, 
Sarah B. Stenglein, 
Elizabeth W. Stoddard 
Coney V. Stenglein, 
Sarah E. Belden, 

Joseph Winter, 

Joseph Karakula, 

Francis Saffer, 

Frederick Novack, 

Seven 



Miss Katherine Merrick, 
Roxanna Jubinville, 
Stengslana Notowicz, 
Miss Mary C. Billings, 
Balbina Kawakuta, 
Katherine E. Breor, 
Frederick D. Wheeler, 
Arthur J. Eabbe, 
Edward N. Flynn, 
Henry Wilkie, 
John Chapla, 
Michael Gould, 
John Kiley, 
Stillborn. 



DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending 
November 30, 1901, with the receipts and settlement of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows : 
115 male dogs at $2 each, $230 00 

3 female dogs at $5, 15 00 

$245 00 

Less fees, 118 dogs at 20 cents each, 23 60 



221 40 

Amount paid County Treasurer June 1 and Dec. 1, 221 40 
" " " for the five previous years : 

1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 

167 40 169 00 129 00 286 60 204 60 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BIEUNGS, Town Clerk. 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the following amounts deposited to the credit 
of the Sinking Fund : 

Amherst Savings Bank, $1,209 84 

Northampton Institution for Savings, 1,099 17 

Nonotuck Savings Bank, 1,079 93 

Haydenville Savings Bank, 1,000 00 

Florence Savings Bank, 535 44 



$4,924 38 
M. J. RYAN, 

R. M. WOODS, 

C. S. WARNER, 

Sinking Fund Commissioners . 



I have examined the vouchers of the Sinking Fund 
Commissioners and found them correct. 

C. Iv. GRAVES, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 1st, 1902. 



r^epopfc ©f pel?©©! Gemi^ifetee. 



71? the Citizens of Hatfield: 

We submit to you our doings for the school year ending 
June 21, 1901, and the fiscal year ending March 1, 1902. As 
the law in regard to reporting for our schools has changed 
we report the school work from Sept. 1900 to close of spring 
term in June 1901, the school year, but the expenses we re- 
port from March 1901 to March 1, 1902. We placed a new 
heater in the school building at North Hatfield. Cost $90. 
The schoolhouses on the Hill and Center will require more 
than ordinary repairs the coming year as both need painting 
on the inside. 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
SAMUEL H. FIELD, 
FRANK J. SAFFER, 

School Committee, 



— 36— . 



SCHOOL EXPENSES. 



Mary J. Breor, teaching school, 

Mary E. Breor, 

Katherine Day, 

Margaret Allaire, 

Carrie Warner, 

Elizabeth Gilson, 

Susan Casey, 

Eouisa Billings, 

Mrs. Fannie E. Bixby, 

Clara Tuttle, 

Susan Casey, sweeping, 

Anna Day, 

Mary Coffey, 

Mary J. and Mary E. Breor, sweeping, 

A. Wickles, sawing wood, 

F. J. Saffer, 

F. G. Bardwell, wood, 
Martin Choler, sawing wood, 

S. H. Field, wood and sawing wood, 

Claude H. Hubbard, janitor, 

Joseph Levitre, " 

Hilary Eevitre, " 

Mrs. A. Hilbert, janitor and sweeping, 

A. E. Strong, 

Kimball & Cary, coal, 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight on coal, 

G. H. Danforth, coal, 
Michael J. Graeny, teaching, 
Katherine Day, " 
Transportation, 

G. H. Danforth, coal, 
S. H. Field, drawing coal, 
Annie Merrick, sweeping, 
Carlton Harris, janitor, 



360 


00 


312 


00 


312 


00 


360 


00 


288 


00 


288 


00 


256 


00 


90 


00 


184 


00 


8 


00 


17 


80 


12 


00 


8 


75 


18 


00 


1 


25 


7 


25 


2 


00 


3 


50 


18 


00 


27 


70 


8 


00 


22 


00 


31 


00 


20 


93 


135 


69 


68 


08 


20 


75 


8 


00 


15 


20 


8 


00 


20 


78 


2 


75 


6 


00 


4 


00 



$2945 43 



37 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES. 

Geo.,S. Perry & Co., supplies, 

C. B. Beach & Co., 

J. Hammett Company, " 

Public School Printing Co., 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 

Milton Bradley & Co., supplies, 

W. B. Lane, maps, 

G. W. Winslow, supplies, 

Clara E. Fay, 

H. S. Hubbard, expressage and freight paid 

W. H. Cummings, supplies, 

American Book Co., 

Ginn & Company, 

Winner School Book Co. 

Houghton Mifflin & Co. 

Silver, Burdett & Co., 

Edward E. Babb & Co., 



20 


81 


17 


00 


138 


78 


2 


25 


4 


71 


31 


43 


11 


84 


4 


00 


3 


20 


d, 6 


03 


3 


20 


5 


43 


85 


47 


4 


80 


9 


18 


27 


66 


3 


00 



$378 79 



TUITION SMITH ACADEMY. 
Rev. R. M. Woods, treasurer, 500 00 

DRAWING IN SCHOOLS. 

Clara E. Fay, teacher, 51 10 

Lepha N. Kingsley, " 60 00 

Mrs. L. H. Kingsley, carrying teachers, 42 00 

— $153 10 



— 38 — 

SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 

John H. Sanderson, desk, 4 00 

EdgarJP. Lyman, repairs, 3 50 

Harry N Hunt, "• 20 55 

Henry S. Hubbard, cash for repairs, 4 40 
Henry S. Hubbard, clock, bells and supplies, 9 04 

Frary Bros., furnace N. Hatfield, 90 00 

repairs, 11 62 

Samuel H. Field, repairs, 12 05 

Frank J. Saffer, " 4 65 
trimming trees W. Hat. S. yard, 16 25 

A McCallum & Co., settee W. Hatfield, 4 80 

S. W. Kingsley, repairs, 2 50 

Shumway & Riley, " 4 90 

Luther A. Tabor, cleaning clocks, 3 40 

J. H. Danforth, shovel, 85 

M. J. Ryan, Mdse., 4 51 

J. H. Howard, Mdse., 6 13 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

William A. Reed, $ 80 00 

W. H. Cummings, 400 00 



MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 
Thomas Charmbury, $150 00 



$203 15 



$480 00 



— 39 



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Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Hatfield : 

In accordance with your request I herewith, present my 
first annual report of the schools under your charge. 

The conditions essential to successful school work may 
be designated under four heads as follows : The quality of 
the instruction, the facilities provided, attendance of pupils, 
and a good general sentiment in the community in regard to 
education. 

These four headings must be sufficiently elastic to cover 
several subdivisions. 

In "quality of instruction" is included not only the 
intellectual, moral and professional fitness of the teacher, but 
also a quality too often overlooked, yet very potent in 
moulding the character of the pupil. I refer to the character 
and personality of the teacher. Strength of character and a 
charming personality should be given their true weight when 
we remember how greatly the pupil is affected by them and 
that he so often makes his teacher his model. 

"Facilities" should include school buildings, school- 
room furniture and general equipment, and the wages of 
teachers. 

Instead of "attendance," "interest of pupils in school 
work" might be used, but regular and punctual attendance 
is the largest factor in promoting such an interest, inasmuch 



— 42 — 

as there is, generally speaking, no difficulty in arousing an 
interest on the part of the child if he is present. Therefore, 
the shorter term is used, and what it stands for emphasized. 

The fourth topic may not need emphasizing, for all 
understand that it means much and many things, but I would 
like to accentuate under it the desire that good schools be 
maintained, good measures for their improvement supported, 
the schoolroom visited and its work inspected by parents and 
all who are interested in an agency so important to the future 
well-being of the town and public, and an effort to get into 
touch with the teacher, to see her work, and to look at her 
difficulties from her own standpoint. 

The endeavor will be to discuss briefly the school situa- 
tion in the township of Hatfield on the four-cornered basis 
given above. 

QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION. 

In discussing the first topic it may be stated with fair- 
ness, I think, that the quality of work, generally speaking, 
cannot reasonably be expected to be out of proportion to the 
amount paid for it ; and it is also no more than just to say 
that in general the faithful teachers of to-day are earning all 
they receive for their services, and the teachers of Hatfield 
are no exception. 

The aim of your teachers is constantly to be able to do 
still better work and the superintendent has met with a uni- 
formly cordial spirit of co-operation from all of them and a 
manifest desire for help and improvement. 

A thorough and complete high school course and a pro- 
fessional training are not too much as a preparation for the 



43 



important work of teaching. For one on whom the destiny 
of our children depends in such great measure needs both to 
have her powers trained by study and also to possess a knowl- 
edge of the best methods and devices for training those who 
are to be the citizens of to-morrow. It is not enough for a 
teacher that she possess a knowledge merely, of the subjects 
to be taught and that she teach them as they were taught to 
her ; and the day has gone by in nearly all communities when 
a girl may pass from the high school, without special prepara- 
tion, to the work of teaching. 

Recent investigation and study of Child nature and men- 
tal development make some theories and methods of the past 
no longer tenable. Not that a thing is bad merely because it 
is old — indeed many of the old characteristics of good teaching 
are just as good as ever to-day, but it is still true that there 
are certain fundamental pedagogical principles that must not 
be ignored, but are sure to be violated by the untrained. 

It is true that in many cases there are those who, after 
due experimenting, have become efficient and successful 
teachers, but it took time and experience to discover what 
ought to be known at the start, and the experiments were 
with the nature of the children delicate material, "soul stuff." 
There should be no experimenting by novices with the young 
mind ; ignorant botch-work here may, and too often does, 
result in mental and moral maiming for life. 

The schools of Hatfield are provided with efficient 
teachers of experience, the most of whom have proven their 
worth in their several years of service in town. 

It is to the advantage of the town to retain a good teacher 
for a long term of service, but whenever it becomes necessary 
to fill a vacancy, I strongly recommend that it be filled by one 



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who has proven her ability and fitness for the work, either by 
actual experience in the schoolroom or in a normal school 
course of training. Superior ability demands higher wages, 
but in the long run will be found to be more profitable. 

FACILITIES. 

The arrangement by which its highest possible returns 
may be had for every dollar invested is a consolidation of the 
schools in a common center. In this way grading can be 
pretty nearly perfect, and the teaching force brought to the 
minimum point, and expense saved. 

Where this arrangement obtains the results have been 
highly satisfactory to all. In this way alone every township 
may enjoy school privileges equal to any in the country. 

To remove the only valid objection to such an arrange- 
ment a teacher should spend the noon hour in the school- 
room. All the other objections that are made to the plan of 
consolidation are found in actual experience not to exist. 

This is the ideal arrangement and the one the town may 
in a few years wish to adopt. But I doubt that such a 
radical change is as yet a necessity in order to insure good 
and efficient school work, provided certain minor improve- 
ments may be made. 

The change most needed should be made in the two 
higher schools in the village. In each of the Grammar 
departments at the Center and Hill Schools there are at 
present the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grades — an 
unusual and cumbersome arrangement that is making neces- 
sary twice as many daily recitations as there need be and 
robbing pupils of half the amount of instruction that belongs 



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to them, besides making the work needlessly difficult and 
unsatisfactory to the teachers. There may be consolidation 
here without expense and greatly to the advantage of the 
pupils in both schools. Let the two classes of the same 
grade in the two rooms be placed together in one room — all 
the pupils of the Fifth and Sixth grades in one room and all 
those of the Seventh and Eighth grades in the other. The 
classes, which are now small, would then be nearer the right 
size, and more interest be aroused. But the greatest benefit 
to be gained from such an arrangement is a recitation period 
twice as long as it now is. The teachers are doing their best 
under the present arrangement, but the most capable teacher 
cannot properly instruct a class in a period of fifteen or 
twenty minutes — the longest time that can now be given to 
the most important classes, and many classes have to get 
along with less. 

This is one of the reasons why the pupils of the schools 
are not well prepared to enter Smith Academy, and for this 
reason are handicapped throughout the course of that school. 

The other reason/ in my opinion, is because in the 
schools of the town the pupils spend one year less than is 
spent in most other schools of the State. A Ninth grade is 
much needed to put the schools on a level footing with other 
good schools. With the arrangement suggested above a 
Ninth grade is possible, but not possible as the schools are 
now. 

Good grading and. good instruction are both possible 
without much additional expense to the town. Good grading 
and good instruction go far in making schools good. The 
schools should be so good that when a pupil graduates from 
the Grammar School he shall have a thorough and practical 
knowledge of the common English branches to help him 



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through life, or if he goes further, to be a solid and sure 
foundation on which to build in further study. It should be 
the ambition of every pupil to graduate at the Academy, at 
least. Encouragement from teachers and parents greatl}^ 
stimulate children in the worthy endeavor to secure an educa- 
tion. The twentieth century is making greater demands 
than ever— demands that only the educated and intelligent 
can meet, and they are going to the front. With our system 
of free schools a good education is within the reach of all. 
L,et no one fail of securing it. 

ATTENDANCE. 

It is of the greatest importance that the interest of the 
pupil in his school work be aroused and kept alive. He may 
be a member of school for years, but if he is not interested he 
will have absorbed but little instruction in the classroom, 
while on the other hand, if his interest is keen, progress is 
rapid and pleasant. The greatest factor in the promotion and 
fostering of a proper interest is a regular and punctual atten- 
dance. Upon this, I believe, depends the success or failure 
of the pupil in school life and also in later life. 

I think that the chief cause of absenteeism is a failure on 
the part of parents to appreciate the importance and necessity 
of a continuous, unbroken school attendance, rather than a 
lack of interest in the welfare of his child. Generally speak- 
ing, the parent is more interested in his child than any one 
else can be. When he keeps him from school for what seems 
to him a necessity, he does not realize that the greater necess- 
ity is to hold him strictly to his school work. The fault is 
simply a failure to put a correct estimate upon values. If the 



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parent should realize that he is wronging his child by causing 
him to lose his regular lesson, putting him at a disadvantage 
with his classmates, injuring and perhaps defeating his 
chances for promotion — -if he should rate these opposing 
interests at their true value — there is no doubt but that he 
would plan with the utmost care to do the things that are 
necessary without interfering with what is most essential. 

The absentee is not the only one to suffer from a broken 
attendance. The standard of the whole school is affected, 
faithful pupils kept back, and good grading made more 
difficult. It is therefore the business of all citizens and their 
right to see that the law for compulsory attendance be 
enforced. 

The laws of the State are explicit in demanding that the 
pupil from the age of seven to fourteen be in school all of 
every school day unless prevented by illness. The child, to 
this extent, is in the hands of the school authorities rather 
than the parent's if he requires or allows him to be out of 
school, for the State, through the School Committee, has the 
right to take the child, in spite of parent, or any one having 
control of him, for any reason that may be given except that 
of sickness (a physician's certificate may be required) and 
place him in the school for the whole time of every school 
day in the year. 

The law is as follows : Any person having under his 
control a child between seven and fourteen years of age who 
fails for five day sessions or ten half-day sessions within any 
period of six months while under such control to cause such 
child to attend school as required by section twelve of this 
act, the physical or mental condition of such child not being 
such as to render his attendance at school harmful or imprac- 



— 48 — 

ticable, upon complaint by a truant officer, and conviction 
thereof, shall forfeit and pay a fine of not more than twenty 
dollars. 

It is a common impression that a pupil who has reached 
the age of fourteen years cannot be compelled to attend 
school with regularity if he attends at all. It is true that 
such cannot be compelled to enter school, but if once they of 
their own accord become members of a school they may be 
compelled to attend with promptness and regularity just the 
same as pupils under fourteen. 

An irregular attendance is working more harm to our 
schools than any other one thing, and the evil calls strongly 
for correction at once. All are urged to co-operate in the 
work. 

PUBLIC SENTIMENT. 

All desire that the schools be made as good as possible. 
All, no doubt, mean to support them in every way, but much 
loss is caused by the mistaken belief that a school is sup- 
ported and ought to be gocd when the necessary money has 
been appropriated and the teacher placed in the school room. 
This is not sufficient, even when there are added to this an 
able and efficient school board, and competent supervision. 
There are still needed the intelligent and sympathetic co-op- 
eration of parents and all citizens. Every father and mother 
ought to consider himself a visiting committee and frequently 
visit the school room and know as well as possible what is 
being done there and communicate freely and frequently with 
teacher and superintendent. Teacher and pupil, will feel a 
greater degree of interest and do better work. Misunder- 
standings and unjust criticisms, which frequently make the 
teacher's work doubly difficult, would be avoided. 



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. Perhaps enough has been said to show that in order that 
our schools should be what they ought and every citizen has 
a right to expect they should be, it is not enough to make 
appropriations, employ teachers, elect school officers and 
provide all the machinery of school work required by law, 
but there is also need that every parent and citizen take an 
active and sympathetic interest in all the work that is being 
done and that citizens see to it that every dollar appropriated 
for the maintenance of schools be well invested and yield a 
full return in youth well trained to become law-abiding, intel- 
ligent, useful and happy citizens. 

My work in town has been made very pleasant by the 
cordial co-operation of the School Board and a faithful corps 
of teachers, including of course the teachers of music and 
drawing. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CUMMINGS. 



50 — 



Vocal Music 



Mr. IV. H. Cummings, Supt.: 

Dear Sir : — I herewith, at your suggestion, hand you a 
brief report of my work as supervisor of Vocal Music in the 
schools during the past year ; and it is with pleasure that I 
am able to report a pleasant and satisfactory year's work. 
In the lower grades we have endeavored to give the scholars 
a good knowledge of tone-relationship, of time, sight reading, 
and some theory ; we have been careful of the voices ; the 
ear, eye and voice have been trained, and in the upper grades 
the aim has been to sing intelligently and with expression. 

IyOiid, noisy singing in the schoolroom is never permitted, 
and children in all grades are taught that noise is not music. 
There is a spirit of hearty response and endeavor on the part 
of the pupils which is very gratifying, and the interest and 
support given by the teachers have been, as ever, cheerfully 
accorded ; and supported as I have been by Pupils, Teachers, 
Superintendent and Committee, the work in Vocal Music 
could not fail to be successful. 

I have, in stormy weather, and in the spring when the 
roads are in bad condition, been obliged to miss some of the 
schools, but my being employed only thirty weeks each year 
enables me to make up any time thus lost. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS CHARMBURY. 



51- 



To W. H. Cummings, Supt. of Schools : 

Dkar Sir : — The work in drawing has been carried on 
this year along much the same lines as heretofore. 

The fall term was spent in studying nature in the form 
of grass, autumn leaves, flowers, etc. Some brush and ink 
work was done, but the greater part of the time was devoted 
to color work, the upper grades using water colors and the 
lower grades colored pencils. 

During the winter mechanical drawing has been taken 
up. The value of this work depends entirely on the neatness 
and exactness with which it is done, and so much time is 
spent with seemingly small results. After all it is the 
training of the mind that we are after, and not results alone. 

All of the children take a great interest in drawing, and 
pride themselves upon doing their work well, and no other 
branch of school work gives a better chance for training 
children to do their best at all times. The teachers realize 
this, and it is through their enthusiasm and faithful 
endeavors that the drawing in the Hatfield schools has been 
successful. 

In teaching drawing we do not expect to make an artist 
out of every pupil, but we hope to lead each pupil to a better 
appreciation of the beauties of nature, and through its 
contemplation stimulate the aspiration for an adequate 
expression. 

A prominent artist has said, " The study of Art is a liberal 
education." Its main principles are the foundation of litera- 
ture, Architecture, Mechanics, Landscape Gardening, Music, 



— 52 — 

Drama, as well as Painting and Sculpture. A lack of consid- 
eration for this truth has been the weakness of the New 
England School S} r stem up to the present time. With 
progress in this direction, there is every reason to expect 
each community to become a center for higher culture within 
itself. 

Respectfully yours, 

IvBPHA N. KINGSLEY. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



-OF THK- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



-OF THK- 



Town of Hatfield 




•FOR THK- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, J903 



Northampton, Mass., 

C. A. Pierce & Co,, Print 

1903 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 17, 1903. 



Article 1. To choose a moderator to' preside at said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of the School Committee for three years, one 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three years, 
one member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for three 
years, one member of the Library Trustees for three years. 

Art. 3. To choose an Elector under the will of the late 
Oliver Smith. 

Art. 4. To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. To hear the report of the Selectmen, Clerk, 
School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Water Com- 
missioners and Sinking Fund Commissioners, and act thereon. 

Art. 6. To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Art. 7. To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 8. To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of Highways and Bridges for the ensuing year. 



_-4 — 

Art. 9. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for memorial Day. 

Art. 11. To take action in relation to the support of 
the Poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 12. To vote, by ballot, "Yes" or "No" on the 
question : ' 'Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this town for the ensuing year ? ' ' 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 14. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the care of the Cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate money 
for the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith 
Academy who are of suitable age and attainments to attend 
High School. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on schoolhouses. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will employ a Superinten- 
dent of Schools, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for the Public Library for the ensuing }^ear. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will choose a Tree 
Warden. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for Firemen's Muster. 



Art. 22. To see if the Town will authorize the borrow- 
ing of any money in anticipation of taxes to meet the Town 
expenses the current year. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the purchase of fire hose and other fire apparatus. 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will vote to employ a reg- 
ular Patrolman, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 24. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for the purchase of a road machine. 

Art. 26. To see what action the Town will take in 
lighting the public buildings and streets of the Town on line 
of the main of the Hatfield Gas Co. as furnished by their 
system, and make an appropriation for the same. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Hatfield : 

In accordance with the requirements of the Public 
Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for the year 
ending March 1, 1903 is respectfully submitted for your con- 
sideration : 

The County Commissioners have laid out a new road, 
from the guide-board, near Kellogg' s Hill, north and west, 
across brook to old road leading to No. Hatfield. 

This road was built in connection with the Greenfield, 
Deerfield & Northampton Street Railway Co., at an expense 
of 13,000 to the Town. 

We were also authorized to make a fill and build a bridge 
on the low ground south of Wm. H. Belden's place, which was 
done by the Bay State Construction Co., expense $3,000. 

We have relocated the highway from the old ferry road 
through the meadows, to a stone on the south corner of 
F. Mosher's place, and have placed boundary stones on both 
sides of the road. 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, ] Selectmen 

THOMAS J. RYAN, > of 

FRANCIS G. BARDWKIvL, ) Hatfield. 



POOR EXPENDITURES 



N. I. Hospital, board of A. M. Richmond, $1C9 46 

Theodore F. Sikes, 169 46 

" " James Murray, 169 46 

Myrane Waite, 169 46 

" " Dennis Berry, 169 46 

Jonathan D. Warner, 169 46 

" " I^ewis D. Raboin, 25 

" " Arnold Graves, 25 

Mass. Hospital, Epileptics, Arnold Graves, 143 

Eewis D. Raboin, 143 

Home for Invalid Women, Mrs. Cooley, 156 00 

City of Northampton, board Mrs. Sidona Vollinger, 130 69 

Mrs. C. Wagner, 97 56 

aid Jos. Prew's family 183 89 

Wm. J. Prew " 



54 
54 
94 
92 



1 
5 

20 

27 
1 

2 



65 
40 
55 
00 
95 
00 



Wm. Ballau's " 
Franklin County Pub. Hospital, board James Shea, 
H. S. Hubbard, Tramps, 
J.T.Burke, 

Joseph Pocket, care John Wagner's Family, 27 00 

Town of Agawam, aid George A. Dennis, 4 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical attendance, Geo. A. Dennis, 9 

Tramp, 1 

H. S. Hubbard, expense to Greenfield & So. Hadley, 3 

W. W. Gore, Tramp, 1 

M. J. Ryan, Mdse: for Geo. A. Dennis, 10 00 

H. EaMountain, house « << 10 75 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, 

LITTLE PONSKT HILL. 

Alfred Breor, labor, 
P. J. Whalen, 
I. Raboin, 



$2,048 14 



$24 50 
24 50 
20 13 



James Boyle labor, 

B. M. Warner, 

J. H. Ryan, 

T. J. Ryan, 

John Wenzell, 

Daniel Cahill, 

Nelson Allaire, sand, 

H.S.Hubbard, 

F. K. Porter, 



19 


25 


8 


75 


7 


00 


25 


00 


6 


00 


4 


50 


38 


70 


10 


00 


5 


00 



$193 33 



BRIDGE ON DEPOT ROAD. 



Collins & Norton, 
A. L,. Strong, lumber, 



$920 00 
109 47 

$1,029 47 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



F. G. Bardwell, labor 1901, $15. 


Labor 


$55 87 


$ 70 87 


Willis Holden, 


labor, 






34 50 


Patrick Boyle, 








66 50 


Joseph Raboin, 








65 25 


Polanders, 








320 76 


Joseph Yanow, 








51 40 


E. N. Dickinson, 








45 07 


J. A. Sullivan, 


cement, 






15 05 


J. P. Ryan, 


labor, 






252 00 


Horace Shumway, 








267 00 


A. Iy. Strong, 


" $16. 


Lumber #30 23, 


46 23 


P. J. Boyle, 








26 25 


John Dandelein, 








g0 30 


Daniel Sheehan, 








154 37 


James Orman, 








4 50 


George Saffer, 








49 50 


John J. Stenglein, 








44 50 


Nelson Demoy, 








32 00 



j unii vJiitciiaii, 

James Mullins, 


< < 


Good Road Machine Co. 


repairs, 


John W. Hart well, 


mdse., 


George Franklin, 


labor, 


Mass. Broken Stone Co., 


stone, 


James Boyle, 


labor, 


John H. Ryan, 


labor, 


P. J. Whalen, 




Joseph Newman, 




J. T. Fitzgibbons, 




C. h. Warner, 




John M. Strong, 




M. P. Bradford, 


" 


John Boyle, 




J. A. Cutter, 




Dennis Daily, 




Shumway & Riley, 


Akron pipe 


Merrick L,umber Co., 


lumber, 


Anton Wickels, 


labor, 


Dennis McGrath, 


< < 


Wm. F. Boyle, 


i < 


Foster Bros., 


mdse.. 


Alfred H. Breor, 


labor, 


George Donolson, 




S. W. Field, 




John W. Kiley, 




John Vollinger, Jr., 




John Brennan, 




David Powers, 




Walter Langdon, 




City of Northampton, 


flag stone, 


S. W. Kingsley, 


repairs, 


O. S. Graves, 


labor, 


Peter Dandelein, 


< < 


K. H. Field, 


< c 


I^ewis Murray, jr. 


< i 



72 


10 


44 00 


6 


90 


20 


78 


6 


83 


16 


93 


fc 7 


87 


12 


25 


17 


50 


7 


00 


6 


25 


7 


00 


7 


00 


14 00 


30 


25 


19 


65 


57 


86 


45 


23 


3 


38 


30 


00 


6 


00 




90 


5 


00 


10 


00 


23 


00 


14 00 


43 


00 


5 


20 


2 


25 


3 


50 


3 


90 


2 


00 


18 


95 


4 


50 


5 


55 


5 


00 



— 10 — 



Harry Bard well, 

George Vollinger, 

John Steele, 

Levi L. Pease, 

Mitchell Proulx, 

M. J. Proulx, 

W. A. Bailey, catch basin, 

Polanders, labor, 

W. H. Riley & Co., bill 1901, 

M. J. Ryan, mdse. 

George Chandler, labor, 

John Batzold, 

Horace Shum way, " 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

Edgar P. Lyman, labor, 

C. H. Gould, clock, 

J. A. Sullivan, mdse., 

A. L. Strong, wood, 

John Martin, sawing wood, 

Wm. D. Billings, janitor, 

W. H. Riley & Co., repairs, 

Wm. D. Billings, sawing wood and splitting, 

A. W. Morton, drawing coal, 



LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 



5 


00 


10 


00 


8 


25 


21 


50 


6 


00 


62 


50 


4 20 


13 


50 


4 35 


5 


78 


8 


00 


4 


50 


27 


12 



$3,622 86 



$ 2 


75 


14 


00 


3 


60 


42 


00 


9 


90 


74 


50 


4 


00 


3 


50 


2 


00 



$156 25 



R. M. Woods, 
Charles A. Byrne, 
Richard B. Eisold, 
S. E. Bridgman & Co. 
Henry R. Johnson, 
John H. Sanderson, 



books, 



cards, 
librarian, 



$ 4 00 

5 00 

19 95 

151 58 

1 00 

50 00 



— 11- 

Louisa Billings, librarian, 

Wm. D. Billings, labor, 

J. H. Howard, mdse., 
M. J. Ryan, 

John H. Sanderson, express, 



$25 00 


12 


50 


3 


10 


4 


35 


1 


27 



$277 75 



BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS. 
W. H. Cochran & Co., US 00 



STATE AID. 
Minerva N. Anderson, $24 00 



WATER RATES. 
Harry N. Hunt, Collector, $865 00 



CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 
F. H. Bardwell, Treasurer, $100 00 



MEMORIAE DAY APPROPRIATION. 

C. D. Bardwell, Treasurer, $50 00 



TREE WARDEN. 

Joseph S. Newman, $85 55 



SINKING FUND. 
M. J. Ryan, Treasurer, #861 67 



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BRIDGE AND FILL MEADOW ROAD. 

E. C Crosby, $3,000 00 

Bay State Construction Co., 3,000 00 



EXTENSION OF WATER WORKS. 
D. W. Wells, Treasurer, $1,000 00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



F. E. Chase, 


rubber packing, 


$ 5 25 


Capt. F. A. All 


aire, services of Co. , 


4 00 


L. J. Pelli 


issier, " " 


12 00 


J. J. Batzold, 


22 40 


A. H. Graves, 


storing hose wagon, 


5 00 


Thomas O'Dea, 


i < ( i < i 


5 00 


S. S. Dwight, 


i i U it 


5 00 


L. S. Crafts, 


t < a (i 


5 00 


C. W. Marsh, 


a < < u 


5 00 




$68 65 




FIREMEN'S MUSTER. 




M. J. Ryan, Chief, 


575 00 



ENLARGING CEMETERY, W. HATFIELD. 
Roswell Billings, Treasurer, $75 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



M. J. Proulx, Water Commissioner, $10 00 

C. L. Warner, " " 10 00 

D. W. Wells, " " 10 00 



— 13 — 

H. S. Hubbard, Selectman and Overseer of 

T.J.Ryan, 

F. G. Bardwell 

C. Iy. Graves, Auditor, 

Wm. D. Billings, Clerk, 

T. W. Ryan, Register Voters, 

John H. Day, 

Wm.H.Belden, " 

Wm. D. Billings, Assessor, 

T. J. Ryan, Supt. of Roads, 

Roswell Billings, Treasurer, 

Henry S. Hubbard, School Committee, 

John J. Batzold, 

Samuel H. Field, " " 

Joseph S. Wells, Collector, 

L. H. Kingsley, Assessor, 

John Vollinger, " 



Poor, 



$125 


00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


5 


00 


325 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


75 


00 


225 


00 


100 


00 


1 25 


00 


15 


00 


20 


00 


150 


00 


78 


75 


56 


25 



$1,354 00 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

H. S. Hubbard, postage and del. Town Reports, 
C. A. Pierce & Co., printing Town Reports, 
Emery Rec'd Preserving Co., Town Records, 
Robert Belden, hanging lanterns, 
Iv. M. Thatcher, locating road, W. Brook, 
C. A. Pierce & Co. postals and printing for schools, 
order books, 
advertising for Gas Co., 
H. S. Gere & Sons, " 

empl'm't tickets, etc., schools, 
H. S. Hubbard, expense locating roads, 
Metcalf & Co., Liquor Licenses, 
O. Belden & Sons, labor on hedge, N. Hatfield, 
Cecil T. Bagnall, printing field books, 



$ 3 


65 


40 


50 


218 


00 


9 


45 


8 25 


13 


50 


4 


00 




50 




75 


2 


75 


7 


10 


5 


00 


9 


00 


2 


35 



— 14-- 

Frank K. Davis, clock for school, 5 00 

H. S. Hubbard, " " 5 00 

H. S. Hubbard, school census, iO 00 
Win. D. Billings, service as Constable and serving 

Town Warrants, 25 00 
Wm. D. Billings, service as Constable and serving 

Town Warrants, 7 00 

Wm. D. Billings, paid express, 4 50 

C. P. Stowell, repairs on Hearse, 1 00 

F. G. Bardwell, burial of Wm. P. Cowles, 20 00 

Boston & Maine, freight on bound stones, 9 00 

John Frawley, highway bound stones, 42 DO 

J. H. Hubbard, drawing bound stones, 5 00 
Harry N. Hunt, rep. road scraper, $1 50 

water pipes, 6 35 7 85 
Wm. D. Billings, recording for Water Commissioners, 8 00 

George A. Dennis, cleaning school-house, 6 00 

Mrs. M. Hilbert, " '"' 7 00 

S. H. Field, " k< 5 50 

W. H. Cummings, postage, printing for schools, 8 25 

H. W. Carl, damage to wagon on highway, 4 00 

Durkee White & Town, surveying Meadow Road, 14 58 

K. C. & E. E. Davis, locating highway, 40 00 

David Billings, ballot clerk, 4 00 

F. H. Bardwell, " 4 00 

A. H. Breor. '/ " 4 00 

Dennis McGrath, " - " 2 00 
E. S. Warner, Inspector of Animals, £50 00 

Quarantine, 10 00 60 00 

E. S. Warner, Inspector of beeves, veal and pork, 45 00 

P. H. Chew, blanks for morgages personal properly, 4 80 

J. S. Wells, printing, 2 55 

Coburn & Graves, disinfecting, 2 00 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., collector's book and note book, 4 08 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, returning births, 9 50 

Dr. J. D. Seymour, returning births, 1 50 

Dr. Wm. F. Collins, returning births, 1 00 



15- 



S. W. Kingsley, Truant Officer, 
Official service, 
H. S. Hubbard, expense to Boston, 

" " Postage and stationery, 

T. J. Ryan, expense to Boston, 
C. K. Morton, Elector, 
Wm. D. Billings, recording and cop. births 

and marriages, 
C. D. Bard well, care clock and Town Hall, 
" lawn mower and mowing, 
chimney and oil and care h 
J. Howard, lanterns, oil and spikes, 

mdse. for schools etc., 
M. J. Ryan, Justice of Peace and telephone, 

" mdse. for schools, 
S. H. Field, brooms and care school-yard 



$10 00 




9 00 


$19 00 




9 00 




6 32 




2 50 




10 00 


, deaths 






42 70 




45 50 




6 50 


all dances 


8 80 




4 80 




3 26 




3 30 




4 89 




2 80 



$865 78 



LIST OF JURORS. 

Reported by the Selectmen, March 2, igoj. 



O. Stanley Graves, 
Roswell Billings, 
Lewis E. Billings, 
Charles S. Shattuck, 
John J. Stenglein, 
Levi L. Pease, 
Edward A. Breor, 
Thomas W. Ryan, 
Milton P. Bradford, 
John L. Proulx, 



Edward B. Dickinson, 
Frank K. Porter, 
John H. O'Dea, 
John Foley, 
John M. Strong, 
John Dandelein, 
Francis G. Bardwell, 
Edward Eldridge, 
Harry H. Howard, 
Frederick A. Allaire, 



APPROPRIATIONS 1902. 



Public Library, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Tuition, Smith Academy, 



300 00 
240 00 
500 00 



— 16 



Repairs highways and Bridges and special, 


3,200 00 


Music in Schools, 




150 00 


Drawing in Schools, 




125 00 


Schools, 




2,400 00 


Memorial Day, 




50 00 


Cemeteries, 




100 00 


Repairs of Schoolhouses, 




300 00 


School Supplies, 




300 00 


Poor, 




1,800 00 


Firemen's Muster, 




75 00 


Water Rates, 




880 00 


Interest, 




250 00 


Town Officers, 




1,200 00 


Bonds for Town Officers, 




50,00 


Contingencies, 




800 00 


Repairs and removing Iron 


Bridge, 


700 00 


Enlarging Cemetery, West Hatfield, 


75 00 


Clock, Memorial Building, 




12 00 


Patrolman, 




800 00 


Note, 




1,000 00 




$15,307 00 



RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 

MARCH 1, 1903. 

Poor, $2,048 14 

Schools, 3,196 76 

School Supplies, 353 19 

Library, 277 75 

Superintendent of Schools, 480 00 

Highways and Bridges, 3,622 86 

Town Officers, 1,354 00 

Contingencies, 865 78 

Memorial Building, 156 25 

Water Rates, 865 00 

Bonds for Town Officers, 48 00 



17 



Extension of Water Works, 


1,000 00 


Enlarging Cemetery, West Hatfield, 


75 00 


Drawing in schools, 


122 00 


Firemen's Muster, 


75 00 


Sinking Fund, 


861 67 


Fire Department, 


68 65 


Tree Warden, 


85 55 


School-house repairs, 


460 43 


Tuitions Smith Academy, 


500 00 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Music in Schools, 


150 00 


State Aid, 


24 00 


Bridges and Fills, 


6,000 00 


Cemetery Appropriation, 


100 00 


# 


$22,840 03 



HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
THOMAS J. RYAN, 
FRANCIS G. BARDWEU,, 

Selectmen of Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and found them correct. 

C. I,. GRAVES, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March j, ipoj. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Roswell Billings, Treasurer \ in Account with the Tozv?i of 

Hatfield. 



DR. 



To balance on hand, 





$ 276 06 


J. S. Wells, Col., 


16,665 77 


D. W. Wells, Treas. W. C, 


3,200 00 


Bardwell & Proulx, liq. license 1,300 00 


Sale water bonds, 


1,000 00 


State acct. Supt. of Schools, 


400 00 


" Comp. of Ins of Animals, 28 00 


" Corporation Tax, 


359 14 


' ' National Bank Tax, 


850 83 


" Aid, 


40 00 


" Street Railway, 


454 61 


" In. Mass. School Fund 


295 81 


County Dog Fund, 


154 83 


" *4 cost of boundary stone 25 10 


Dist. Court fines and forfeitures, 65 00 


Jose Parker & Co. , 




Note Pine Bridge Acct., 


3,000 00 


Premium, 


2 85 


Jose Parker & Co., 


* 


Note No. Hatfield fill acct. 


, 3,000 00 


Premium, 


42 27 


K. S. Warner, acct. of 




John D. Warner, 


130 46 


H. S. Hubbard, 


2 00 


F. G. Bardwell, 


20 00 


B. M. Warner, 


1 25 


$31,313 98 



19 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

First National Bank, 15 days at 5 per cent, 11,000 00 
Iyoring, Tolman & Tupper, 10 months 

at 3.60 per cent, 4,000 00 

First National Bank, 2 months at 5 percent, 2,000 00 



$38,313 98 



CR. 



To cash paid Selectmen's orders, 122,840 03 

County Tax, 2,012 85 

State Tax, 585 00 

State % liquor license fee, 325 00 

Interest on Water Bonds, 1,900 00 

District Court fees and expenses, 98 09 

Assessor's Orders of Abatement, 122 03 

Old Note temporary loan, 1,500 00 

Bridge and fill account note, 1,000 00 

Interest, 209 72 

Balance in Treasury, 721 26 



$31,313 98 



TO CASH PAID ON TEMPORARY LOANS. 

First National Bank, May 1, $1,000 00 

" Sept. 1, 2,000 00 

goring Tolman & Tupper, March 1, 4,000 00 



7,000 00 

$38,313 98 
IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WKIXS, COLLECTOR. 

1900 ACCOUNT. 
DR. 

To cash received, $31 5(j 

To uncollected taxes, 73 40 

$104 96 



— 20 — 




CR. 




By uncollected taxes, 


100 37 


By Interest, 


4 59 


1901 ACCOUNT. 





104 96 



DR. 



To cash received, 
To uncollected taxes, 



CR. 



By uncollected taxes, 
By Interest, 



1,907 48 
150 49 



2,057 97 



2,043 23 
14 74 





1902 ACCOUNT. 






DR. 




To cash received, 




14,726 73 


To discount on taxes, 




210 08 


To uncollected taxes, 




1,336 23 



2,057 97 



16,273 04 



CR, 



By Assessors warrant, 
By addition to warrant, 
By Interest, 



16,087 56 

132 28 

53 20 



16,273 04 



— 21- 
SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT 



DR. 



To C. S. Cummings & Co., bridge and 

fill account, 11,000 00 
To Jose Parker & Co., bridge and 

filloccount, 6,000 00 



CR. 





$7,000 00 


1,560 


12 




169 


46 




134 33 






1,863 


81 



By uncollected taxes, 

By board of L,. W. Raboine, 

By City of Northampton Tuition, 



WATER FUND. 

DR. 

Thirty years 4 per cent Water Bonds, 48,000 00 

CR. 

Sinking Fund, 5,969 27 

ROSWEUv BILUNGS, Treasurer. 



I have this day examined the books and vouchers of the 
Town Treasurer and found them correct. 

C. L. GRAVES, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March ^, 1903. 



Water Commissioners' Report, 



The following is respectfully submitted as the seventh 
annual report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received the past year, as follows : — 

Balance of cash from the last year's account, 
From the Town on water loan, 
Cash from collection of water rates, 
Sale of pipe removed, 



We have paid the last year, as follows : 

Construction account of 1902, 
Town Treasurer from water rates, 
Harry N. Hunt, for collections, 
Harry N. Hunt, cash paid and labor, 
Norwood Engineering Co., sidewalk boxes, 
W. H. Riley, repairs on stand pipe, 
Balance, cash on hand, 



There are now 262 connections with private property, 81 
hydrants for fire protection, 5 water tanks, water in five 
school buildings and in Memorial Hall.. 



$ 32 


60 


1,000 


00 


3,523 


54 


18 


00 


$4,574 


14 


$ 937 


90 


3,200 


00 


105 


70 


84 


40 


11 


40 


5 


10 


229 


64 


$4,574 


14 



-23- 

There has been laid the past year 1570 feet of 4 in. water 
pipe and six additional hydrants set at a cost of $937.90. 

There is now 

18,781 feet of 8 in. pipe 



47,786 


« 6 « 


22,067 


tt 4 << 


1,320 


" 2 " 


6,614 


" 1 " 


1,070 


" % " 



Total, 97,638 feet or about 18}^ miles of pipes and 
23 1%' acres of land in connection with the reservoir, making 
the cost of the entire system to March 2d, 1903, $51,921.02. 

CHARLES E. WARNER, ) Hatfield 
DANIEL W. WEEES, \ Water 

M. J. PROUEX, ) Commissioners. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 2d, 1903. 

I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer 
of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them correct. 



C. E. GRAVES, Auditor. 



Collector's Report. 



J. S. Wells, Collector, i?i Accoiint with the Town of Hatfield. 

1900. DR. CR. 

To uncollected taxes 
Interest collected, 

By cash paid R. Billings, Treasurer, 
Uncollected tax, 



$100 37 




4 59 






$31 56 




73 40 



$104 96 $104 96 



1901. 



To uncollected taxes, 


$2,043 23 




Interest collected, 


14 74 




By cash paid R. Billings, Treasurer, 




$1,907 48 


Uncollected taxes, 




150 49 



$2,057 97 $2,057 97 
1902. 



To Assessors' Warrant, $16,087 56 




Additions, 132 28 




Interest collected, 53 20 




By cash paid R. Billings, Treasurer, 


$14,726 73 


Discount on taxes, 


210 08 


Uncollected taxes, 


1,336 23 



$16,273 04 $16,273 04 



Town Clerk's Report. 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1902 are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



TO. 


MALES 


FEMALES 


5 


4 


1 


2 


2 





5 


2 


3 


3 


1 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 





1 


6 


2 


4 


4 


1 


3 


8 


3 


5 


3 


2 


1 


8 


6 


2 


2 


1 


1 



Total, 



49 



25 



24 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



Born in the United States, 
Poland, 


NO. 

22 
17 


FATHER 

22 
17 


MOTHER 

23 
18 


Hungary, 
Germany, 
Sweden, 


3 
4 
1 


3 
4 
1 


3 
3 
1 


Nova Scotia, 


1 


1 





Canada, 


1 


1 


1 



Total, 



49 



49 



49 



26 — 



BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



1897 



27 



1898 



1899 



1900 



28 37, 36 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 



January, 

Februar}', 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



Total 



First marriage of both parties, 

Second marriage of both parties, 

Second marriage of groom and first of bride, 

First marriage of groom and second of bride, 

Total, 



1901 



46 



NO. 

2 
2 
1 
1 
3 
2 
1 
1 
4 
3 
1 

21 



17 

1 

2 
1 

21 



The oldest and youngest grooms were 66 and 21 years of 
age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 57 and 18 years of 
age respectively. 

Average age of grooms, 31 years. 

Average age of brides, 26 years. 



27 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



in the United States, 


NO. 


FATHER 
10 


MOTHER 
10 


Poland, 




9 


9 


Hungary, 
Canada, 




1 
1 


1 




Germany, 







1 



Total, 



21 



21 



MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 
1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 



14 



15 



20 



20 



28 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 









NO. 


MALES 


FEMALES 


January, 






3 


3 





February, 






2 


1 


1 


March, 






1 


1 





April, 






4 


3 


1 


May, 






2 


2 





June, 






2 


1 


1 


July, 






5 


9 


3 


August, 






3 


3 





October, 






2 


2 





November, 






4 


1 


3 






Total, 


28 


19 


9 




AGE 




NO. 


MALES 


FEMALES 


Under 1 year of age, 


9 


6 


3 


Between 1 


and 5 


years, 


2 


2 





5 


" 10 




2 


2 - 





" 10 


" 20 













" 20 


" 30 




3 


1 


2 


" 30 


" 40 













" 40 


" 50 




2 


2 






— 28 — 



Between 50 and 60 years, 


4 


4 





60 " 70 " 


1 


1 





70 " 80 " 


3 





3 


80 " 90 " 


2 


1 


1 



Total, 28 19 

Age of oldest person deceased, female, 85 years. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



in United States, 


IN W. 

21 


17 


4 


Poland, 


1 





1 


Germany, 


3 





3 


Ireland, 


2 


1 


1 


Canada, 


1 


1 






Total, 28 19 9 

DEATHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 
1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 



23 18 26 31 33 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the 
State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Ileo-Clitis, 1 

Rickets, 1 

Measles 2 

Cholera Infantum 2 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Cancer, 2 

Phthisis (Consumption of L,ungs) 2 



— 29 — 

LOCAL DISK ASKS. 



Paralysis 

Apoplexy, 

Pleurisy, 

Pneumonia, 

Hernia, 

Cystitis, 

Endocarditis, 



DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 



Stillborn, 
Premature birth, 



Suicide, hanging, 
Found Dead, 



VIOLENT DEATHS. 



Total, 



1 
1 

28 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Moses E. Warner, 
Albert Charles Jones, 
Arthur D. Boyle, 
Erastus S. Strong, 
John F. Steele, 
Katherine (Kiley) Dailey 
John Coffey, 

Barbara (Bockett) Betzold, 
William P. Cowles, 
Anthony Wanczyk, 
Samuel P. Billings, 



Eouisa (Lyman) Waite, 
Richard P. Fitzgibbon, 
Agnes Jandrewzki, 
Prospere Provosto, 
Thomas Whalen, 
Melissa (Wilkie) Moore, 
Theresa Myer, 
Charles Austin Jones, 
Carl Henry Smith, 
John Pele, 
Clara (Reidel) Foley. 



Stillborn and Premature births, six (6). 



— 30 — 

DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending 
November 30, 1902, with the receipts and settlements of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows : 
98 male dogs at £2.00 each, $196 00 

3 female dogs at £5.00 each, 15 00 

$211 00 

Less fees, 101 dogs at 20 cents each, 20 20 



Amount paid County Treasurer, June 1 and Dec. 1, 190 80 

Amount paid County Treasurer for the five previous years : 
1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 



#169.00 £129.00 *286.00 £204.00 1221.00 
Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BILLINGS. Town Clerk 



Assessors' Report 



Total value of Assessed Estate, 


$1,250,282 


00 


Valued of Assessed Real Estate, 


$925,813 




" " Personal Estate, 


324,409 




Buildings assessed value, 


467,946 




Eand 


457,867 

tOOK OIO 


00 




Tji'J,010 


Number of Male polls assessed, 


548 




residents assessed on property, 327 




non-residents 4 ' 


92 




Total number of persons " 


419 




poll tax 


only, 296 




Number of horses assessed, 


527 




" cows " 


369 





neat cattle other than cows ass'd 68 

sheep assessed, 3 

swine " 38 

'v fowls " 1,165 

Amount committed to the Tax Collector, (July 1902) 

for collection : 

State tax, $585 00 

County tax, 2,012 85 

Town tax, 13,132 00* 

Overlayings 357 71 

Northampton & Amherst St. Railway Co. (Oct. 1902) 124 28 



Estimated Bank and Corporation tax, 1,200 00 

Value of property exempt from taxation under Chapter 
12, section 5, Revised Eaws. 

Literary Institutions, $66,395 93 

Church Property, 24,000 00 



32 



ASSETS OF THK TOWN AS REPORTED TO THE TAX 
COMMISSIONER. 

School houses, 115,000 00 

Other public buildings, 12,000 00 

Cemeteries, 1,000 00 

Water Works, 50,000 00 

Fire apparatus, 1,500 00 

Sinking Fund, (water) May, 1902, 5,000 00 



$84,500 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. D. BIUJNGS, 
LEWIS H. KINGSLEY, 
JOHN VOUJNGKR, 

Assessoi's of Hatfield. 



List of Books added to the Public Library, 
Hatfield, Mass., March 2, 1903, 



AUTHOR TITLE 

Matthews, Ohio and Her Western Reserve. 

Stephens, Captain Ravenshaw. 

Horning, Shadow of the Rope. 

Corey, Highway of Fate. 

Belden, Antonia. 

Jerome, Paul Kelver. 

Stevenson, Tommy Remington's Battle. 

Linn, Bob and His Gun. 

Connolly, Jeb Hutton. 

Connolty, Out of Gloucester. 

Ashton, She Stands Alone. 

Townsend, Wasp's Nest (In the.) 

Blanchard, . Loyal Lass. 

Waterloo, Story of a Strange Career. 

Thruston, . Mistress Brent. 

Thruston, Girl of Virginia. 

Rome, Maid of Bar Harbor. 

Pemberton, House Under the Sea. 

McCall, Truth Dexter. 

Devereux, Up and Down the Sands of Gold, 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the following 


amounts deposited 


to the credit 


of the Sinking Fund. 








Amherst Savings Bank, 




$1,258 


70 


Northampton Institution for Savings, 


1,140 


76 


Haydenville Savings Bank, 


; 


1,026 


39 


Nonotuck Savings Bank, 




977 28 


Florence Savings 'Bank, 




566 


14 


Town of Hatfield Water Boi 


id, 

Total, 


1,000 


00 




$5,969 27 


M. J. 


RYAN, 






R. M. 


WOODS, 






C. S. 


WARNER, 







Sinking Fund Commissioners, 



I have this day examined the vouchers of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and found them correct. 

C. t. GRAVES, Auditor. 

Hatfield, February 28, 1903. 



Report of School Committee* 



To the Citizens of Hatfield ; 

As required by law your School Committee again respect- 
fully submit their annual report. We also append a report 
from our Superintendent, who has given good work in the 
schools for the past two years, and reports from music and 
drawing teachers. We think our teachers are all doing good 
work, and our schools are improving year by year. 

We have done considerable repairing on our schoolhouses 
the past year — more than we intended to do, but when we 
commence work on a building we always find more to do than 
we expect. We have paid for painting in West Hatfield school- 
house, $63 60 ; West Brook, $38 35 ; Center, $123 50 ; « and 
Hill, $76 70, making $302 15 for special repairs. The bal- 
ance we have expended would come under ordinary repairs. 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, 
SAMUEL H. FIELD, 
JOHN J. BATZOLD, 

School Committee, 



36 



SCHOOL EXPENSES. 



Mary J. Breor, teaching school, 

Mary E. Breor, 

Margaret Allaire, 

Carrie H. Warner, 

Katherine Day, 

^Usabeth Gilson, 

Siisan Casey, 

Fanny E. Bixby, 

Nora M. Connery, 

Mary E. I/yman, 

Mary C. Pollard, 

Mary Coffey, janitor, 

Annie Merrick, sweeping, 

A. L. Strong, wood, 

G. W. Danforth, coal, 

Kimball & Cary, 

Patrick McCarthy, 

H. S.Hubbard, drawing coal, 

S. W. Field, sawing wood and drawing coal 

R. M. Woods, Treasurer, coal, 

Mary J. and Mary E. Breor, sweeping, 

Margaret Allaire, 

Helen Moore, " 

Frank Minosky, sawing wood, 

John Machine, 

H. S. Hubbard, cash, " 

Martin Chola, 

Frank Bell, 

Claude H. Hubbard, janitor, 

Hilary Levitre, " • 

Patrick Brennan, 

Mrs. A. Hilbert, 

Scott Harris, 

Mrs. Fred Cleval, sweeping, 

Susan Casey, 



360 


00 


324 


00 


360 


00 


261 


60 


324 


00 


312 


00 


120 


00 


104 0C 


192 


00 


135 


00 


81 


00 


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John Batzold, . sawing wood, 

Miss R. E. Montague, teaching, 
A. L. Strong, for wood, 

Patrick McCarthy, coal, 

Mrs. M. Hilbert, sweeping, 

Transportation of Teachers, 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES. 

W. H. Cummings, 

Ginn & Company, 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., 

H. S. Hubbard, Sup'y, Agt. and Express, 

The Applied Arts Guile, 

Milton Bradley Co., 

American Book Co. , 

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Silver Burdett & Co., 

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TUITION SMITH ACADEMY. 
Rev. R. M. Woods, Treasurer, 500 00 

DRAWING IN SCHOOLS. 

Lepha N. Kingsley, 90 00 

Mrs. L. H. Kingsley, carrying teacher, - 32 00 



*122 00 



SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 

John Salver, labor school-yard No. Hatfield, $ 5 00 

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MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 
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Superintendent's Report, 



To the School Committee of Hatfield, 

According to your rule I herewith present the second 
annual report of the schools in town. 

The school work of the past year has in general followed 
the lines indicated in the superintendent's report of last year,, 
giving special attention to the quality of the teaching and to 
attendance. 

In the judgment of the superintendent the work has 
steadily improved in all the schools, in some of them improv- 
ement has been made in a marked degree. This wall always 
be the case when teachers are intelligent and enterprising and 
constantly endeavoring to improve themselves and the quality 
of their work. 

Our -teachers have made visiting day of real benefit to 
themselves by selecting some school in which they can find 
just the object lesson they most need and there spending the 
day in observation and study in order to strengthen up some 
weak piece in their own work. This is a decided advantage 
over merely passing the day in general observation with no 
definite object in view. 

Teachers' meetings have been used to some extent as a 
means for improving school room work, but individual sug- 
gestion, direction, and discussion have also been relied on to 
some extent instead of the teachers' meetings which cannot 



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be held in our town without some expense to teachers and 
considerable loss of time to the schools. 

The slight additional outlay for wages in order to secure 
teachers of Skill and ^experience has brought to the schools 
more than an adequate return. 

ATTENDANCE. 

Much attention has been given by teachers and superin- 
tendent, to the important subject of attendance and some im- 
provement has been made. 

In some schools it is now true that the comparatively few 
c.ases of absenteeism are those caused chiefly by sickness. In 
such schools, as is always to be expected, there is corres- 
ponding improvement in the interest and progress of the 
pupils. 

Teachers, truant officer, and superintendent have talked 
personnally with parents in regard to the importance of a 
punctual and unbroken school attendance and in most cases 
this has had its effect in bringing up the standard. 

But much remains.tobe done. In many families absentee- 
ism is as great a drawback as ever and it would seem that 
in a few oases at least it is not enlightenment that is needed 
so much as an application of the law that is provided for such 
cases. Our schools cannot be as efficient as they may and 
ought to %e till there is a reasonable degree of regularity in 
attendance. 

In his annual report Secretary Hill says : There are 
scores of reasons-assigned i or the non-attendance of children 
that cannot, in any fairness, make the absence necessary. 
They are reasons that parents or pupils may readily over- 
come by a little extra pains, a little greater sturdiness, a little 



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more self denial, a little greater forethought, a little higher 
conception of duty. 

FACILITIES. 

One new set of supplementary readers has been purchased 
and placed in the hands of the pupils. This has stimulated 
interest in reading and aided materially the special efforts of 
the teachers along this important line: of work. A child 
should not be required to read a book the second time ; it kills 
all interest. True, there may be some special selection that 
he enjoys and may like to read more than once, but his inter- 
est is gone if required to read the whole book in course. If 
compelled to do it he will not learn anything but the bad habit 
of reading without thought. This makes supplementary 
readers a necessity, but as a pupil must always be using a 
reader, they are in the long run no more expensive, and by a 
judicious distribution and exchange between schools, a few 
books may be so used as to be new books to a large number of 
different pupils. I would recommend the purchase of one new 
set of readers for the coming year. 

The work of the teachers has: been made easier: and the 
surroundings more pleasant for the pupils by the renewing of 
the interior of the school roomsinthe summer vacation. The 
teachers are appreciating and greatly enjoying these, improve- 
ments. 

In the ideal schoolhouse and grounds there will be nothing 
unsightly and ugly. Everything outside and in will be kept 
in repair. The whole will be plain and in goods taste, but 
not necessarily expensive — certainly not gaudy. The walls 
and ceiling will be tastefully tinted and decorated with good 
pictures — the work of artists. Every part of the room is 
cleaned and dusted daily, an air of neatness and order per- 



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vades the whole room. The building itself is pleasing to the 
eye — beautiful as well as comfortable and convenient, beauty 
is as important as comfort or convenience. The grounds are 
well laid out, and some parts of them contain foliage, plants 
and flowers. The outbuildings are constructed and cared for 
with reference to sanitation, neatness and refinement. 

All are unconsciously but surely influenced by their sur- 
roundings. The "ideal schoolhouse" is desirable because it 
trains the children in ueatness, order and in forming a refined 
taste. 

The town employs a teacher of drawing, and wisely, I 
think, spends several hundred dollars annually on this subject. 
The object is not to make artists, but to train the children to 
appreciate the beautiful everywhere, for the most effective 
way of training the moral faculties is to open the mind 4:o the 
influence of beauty. An appreciation of moral beauty is pretty 
certain to go along with a love for natural beauty. 

Now a dirty and disorderly school room, a schoolhouse of 
ungainly proportions, a stove-pipe with a twist or a crook, 
any ugliness in a child's environments has its influence and is 
militating against the work of the drawing teacher. 

The time is coming when tasteful and beautiful surround- 
ings will be deemed as necessary for a school as a healthful 
location, when decorated walls will be considered as important 
as good discipline, and when it will be thought as important 
to train the sensibilities of a child as now to train his intel- 
lect. 

Of course it is not practicable to have "ideal" conditions 
in every part of the town at once, but some improvements we 
have already, and in every change that is made the aim may 
be to have the best, especially when the tasteful is no more 
expensive than the ugly. 



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In this connection I desire to call attention to a much 
needed reform, and one that would involve perhaps a special 
appropriation by the town. I refer to the need of new out- 
buildings for water-closets for all but the hill schools. These 
ought to be constructed, one for boys and one for girls, with 
some space between them and with separate approaches. Then 
it should be the duty of a competent janitor to keep them clean 
and in proper condition. 

Bearing in mind the fact that pupils are to be trained for 
citizenship, and therefore that good morals are quite as im- 
portant as a trained intellect, their environment and every in- 
fluence should be such as to strengthen and not destroy moral 
sentiment. The condition of the outbuildings in connection 
w T ith most of the school houses is not such as to help, but 
rather to hinder sound, moral development. The influence of 
disgusting and filthy surroundings is very injurious to the 
morals and manners of our children. We would not allow 
them to breathe the exhalations of a cesspool for fear of poison 
to the system, but we seem indifferent toward surroundings 
that poison the mind and coarsen the manners. Every parent 
in town should insist that degrading surroundings should no 
longer exist. With but little care, one outbuilding in town 
is being [kept clean and decent for the use of the pupils. 
If all were once put in proper shape, and provision made for 
proper care and oversight, then, in every case, we believe the 
abuse can be corrected, as it has been in this case, where the 
experiment has been tried. 



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TEACHERS. 

That we have not more young women from Hatfield in 
the normal schools is a thing to be regretted. There are in 
the 8th and 9th grades, the academy and among the aca- 
demy's graduates, a pretty good number of capable girls and 
young women who should be encouraged to train themselves 
for the work of teaching. The present demand for normal 
school graduates is itself an encouragement and also a pro- 
mise that a good teacher properly trained would find ready 
and remernerative employment. 

For small tows paying not more than $9 or $10 per week 
it is almost impossible in mid-year to find a teacher with a 
normal school, training notwithstanding the fact that normal 
schools of the. state are turning out five hundred as an annual 
product. 

The most of them, certainly the more desirable, are sooner 
or later taken by the cities and larger towns that can pay 
more attractive salaries. In this region Springfield, Chicopee, 
Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield use the larger part, 
and yet there is probably not a superinteneent in the state, in 
city or country that does not prefer, other things being equal, 
a normal school graduate. 

80 per cent of all the teachers in the state have had nor- 
mal school training in whole or in part and still the demand 
is increasing and their price is rising. 

I have dwelt upon this topic at some length hoping that 
our young women may be encouraged to enter this field of 
work which offers ready employment as well as a useful and 
honorable career. 

With free tuition and text-books and living expenses at 
normal schools purposely kept within the limits of moderate 



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means a two year course of training is within the reach of al- 
most everyone. . 

There is still another view of the subject aside from the 
one that has been considered. This is the value of such a 
training to one's self. 

It is thought by some that a technical education ^es- 
pecially a training for teaching where so much attention is 
paid to methods, is inferior for purposes of mental discipline 
and general culture. 

It is probably true that there is no general preparation 
for a life work of almost any kind superior to that furnished 
by a four years course in college, but with the normal school 
student the thought that to serve others is the object of all 
her preparation is more vividly present to her mind and this 
altruistic feature of her daily work is a large factor in the de- 
velopment of all her powers. Hence it may perhaps be fairly 
said that the result of the years spent in normal school may 
not be, for general purposes, much inferior, if at all so, to 
that of the same number spent in college. 

It may be said that there are many excellent teachers 
who have had no special training of any kind. This is true 
and might remain so if it were not for the significant fact 
that the time has come, almost everywhere in Massachusetts 
at least, when an applicant without either experience or 
special training cannot find employment. The only place to 
learn to teach by teaching is in the training school of some 
city, or, better, in the normal school. 

The value placed on the work of skilful and able teachers 
is increasing, but only in a few cases is the money consider- 
ation sufficient to become a great inducement for choosing 
that special calling, and it never should be the inducement. 
The teacher that is in the work merely or chiefly for the 



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salary has no right to be there. Only the self-denying, child- 
loving and broad-minded are suited to undertake the great 
work of preparing our children for the grave duties of 
citizenship. 

To be able to help a little child or to inspire boys and 
girls to noble thinking and living should be the teacher's 
ruling motive always. 

In the machinery of school work the teacher is the all 
important factor. 

* A good teacher means a good school, without a good 
teacher a good school is an impossibility no matter how fa- 
vorable all other conditions may be. 

On her personality and character depend not only the in- 
tellectual progress of her pupils but also, a thing of more con- 
sequence, the planting and growth to a large extent of those* 
moral traits that make for character and good citizenship. 

How important to the welfare of our town that every 
school in it be provided with a teacher whose personality 
shall be an abiding influence in promoting true manhood or 
womanhood in her pupils. 

I wish to put on record my appreciation of the faithful- 
ness and efficiency of our able corps of teachers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CUMMINGS. 



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To Mr. IV. IT. Cummings, Supt. of Schools : 

Dear Sir : — On the whole there has been a steady im- 
provement/in the work in drawing since last March, although 
it may not be as apparent in some rooms as in others. This 
of course is due largely to the change of classes from one room 
to another. 

To review at any length this year's work in drawing 
seems unnecessary, as only the smallest idea of what has been 
done can be presented here. Instead, I would urge that every 
one interested should be invited to come and see work. They 
can then form their own opinion in regard to its value. 

Some time ago, you asked me to speak of the advantages 
to be derived from the study of drawing by the pupils in our 
public schools. Mr. Frank A. Hill, Sec. of our State Board 
of Education has stated these advantages so clearly in one of 
his addresses that I take the liberty to quote from it : ' 'There 
are some who say that but few can really draw, and that those 
who can excel in drawing are fewer still. Possibly there is a 
grain of truth in this very sweeping assertion. But, even if 
it were true in some larger sense, it would not by any means 
follow that drawing should not be generally taught in the 
schools. 

A hint or two as to a proper attitude towards drawing in 
the schools can be gained from our attitude towards what is 
now doing in language work in the schools. We want the 
children to read, write and speak the English language. A re- 
view of their work usually shows that some do it wretchedly^ 
some passably well, some very well and some superbly. We 
also want the children to read good books, to appreciate what 
is fine in literature, it being unquestionably true that children 
in large numbers are capable of appreciating fine things in 



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literature long before they can hope to do fine things in litera- 
ture, indeed, most of them never will do fine things in litera- 
ture. So in art instruction, some may draw wretchedly, some 
may draw fairly well, some may draw very well indeed, and 
now and then a person may draw superbly. But nearly all, 
whether they can themselves draw or not, can learn to appre- 
ciate good drawing in others, that is to say, there is in drawing 
instructions something corresponding to literature in English 
instruction. We want to get at the hearts of the children, 
and enlarge them for the fine and beautiful things in life." 

Respectfully yours, 

EEPHA N. KINGSEEY. 



Vocal Music, 



Mr. W. H. Gumming s, Supt. of Schools : 

I herewith hand a brief report of the year's work in vocal 
music in the Hatfield schools. At the beginning of the spring 
term of last year, by your consent and advice, the Weaver 
system of individual singing was put into the West Brook 
school as an experiment, and w 7 as given a good and faithful 
trial. The results were eminently pleasing and satisfactory. 
At the beginning of the present year, the system was put into 
all the schools, and it has been in successful operation since 
that time, and we have now reached a point in our schools 
where it may be said that all are singing with more or less 
proficiency, for there is not a boy or girl in all the town who 
does not stand and sing alone when called upon to do so. 

This system has enabled us to find the w^eak places, and 
to help the deficicient, and has given a self-reliance and confi- 
dence in his ability, which many of the pupils did not before 
possess. We are realizing more and more in these days, that 
to educate is not to cram the pupil, but to develop and lead 
out what is already there. Music has this leading out power, 
not only by listening to music, but by trying to reproduce it, 
do we come into»the enjoyment of the real beauties of the art. 

No richer heritage may be carried onward into life by the 
young than the love of song, and that knowledge which 
enables him to understand it to his comfort and delight. 



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Every child should get at least this, from the brief daily 
lesson, and getting this, he will be a better man and citizen. 
The changes made in the Hill and Centre grammar schools 
have made the teaching of music in those schools more easy. 
I close this brief report with sincere thanks to you and the 
teachers, for the hearty support and cooperation given me 
during the past year. 

Respectfully, 

THOMAS CHARMBURY. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



•: OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Town of fiatfield 




FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH I, 1904. 



1904 

HERALD JOB PRINT 

NORTHAMPTON, 

MASS, 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 21, 1904. 



Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary town officers including 
one member oj the School Committee for three years, one 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three years, 
one member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for three 
years, one member of the Library Trustees for three years. 

Art. '3. To choose an Elector under the Will of the late 
Oliver Smith. 

Art. 4. To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" on the ques- 
tion, Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this town for the ensuing year. 

Art. 5. To revise and accept the list of jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 6. To hear the report of the various town officers 
and act thereon. 

Art. 7. To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Art. 8. To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repair of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 



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Art. 10. To .see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 12. Ta take action in relation to the support of the 
poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year, and make 
an appropriatiod for the same. 

Art. 14. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the care of Cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith Academy 
who are of suitable age and attainments to attend high school. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on school houses. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Art. 18. To see if the Towu will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year, and make 
an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will make ah appropriation 
for Firemens' Muster. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will authorize the borrowing 
of any money in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 21. To see if the Town will vote to extend the wat- 
er main on North street and make an appropriation for the 
same. 



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Art. 32. To see if the Town will authorize the School 
Committee to open and maintain an evening school during the 
present year and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 33. To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
vision of Section 42, Chapter 49, of the revised laws in regard 
to building sidewalks. 

Art. 34. To see if the Town will vote to build a concrete 
sidewalk from Academy Corner on the south side of School 
street to Chestnut street, and make an appropriation for the 
same. 







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Art. 22. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Water Commissioners to purchase additional land 
near the Reservoir and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 23. To see what action the Town will take in re- 
gard to changing the phraseology of the vote passed March 
16, 1896, authorizing the Board of Water Commissioners to 
draw orders on the Town Treasurer. 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to draw orders on the Town Treasurer in 
payment of school bills- 

Art. 25. To see if the Town will vote to to extend the 
drain in the Old Ferry Road 'so. called' to the Connecticut 
river and make an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 26. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to lighting the public streets. 

Art. 27. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Old Home Week July 24 30, and make suitable provision 
for the carrying out of the observance. 

Art. 28. To see if the Town will take any action in re- 
gard to the salaries of town officials. 

Art. 29. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the votes 
passed March 17th and 31st, 1902, in regard to enlarging the 
West Hatfield cemetery. 

Art. 30. To see if the Town will vote to enlarge the 
West Hatfield cemetery and make an appropriation for the 
same. 

Art. 31. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the 
Crossroad from Maple to Valley street. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Citizens of Hatfield ; 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with the requirements of 
the Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report 
for the year ending March 1, 1904, is respectfully submitted. 

POOR EXPENDITURES. 

Home for Aged Women, board of Mrs. Cooley, $128 00 

Massachusetts Hos. for Epileptics, I,. D. Raboin, 169 47 

Arnold Graves, 169 46 

N. L. Hospital, A. M. Richmond, 169 46 

F. F. Sikes, 169 46 

James Murray, 169 46 

Myron Waite, 169 46 

Dennis Barry, 169 46 

John D. Warner, 20 89 

City of Northampton, Sidona Vollinger, 147 30 

Caroline Wagner, 120 70 

P. Ahearn & Son, burial Daniel Hodul, 20 00 

C. I. Stowell, sexton " " 4 00 
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 

Board and treatment John Goclaski, 5L 00 
City of Northampton, 

Mr. Joseph Rivers and family, 27 50 

Joseph Prew and family, 19Q2, 110 53 

1903, 102 90 

William Prew and family, 1902, 8 10 



C. N. Clark, house rent, Mrs. A. Gendren, 
P. Ahearn & Son, burial of John Warkuvicz, 
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Alex Grarkin, 
Town of Goshen, aid to Chester Chapman, 
J. M. Rider, moving Joseph Prew's family, 
Chas. A. Byrne, med. attendance H. P. Tisdale, 
M. J. Ryan, crackers for tramps, 

" prov. L. H. Goulds family, 1902, 

ci 1903) 

" " moving J. Prew and family, 
S. W. Kingsley, care of tramps, 
City of Northampton, aid to Christine Wenzel, 
Town of Goshen, board of Chester Chapman, 



Received from Lewis Raboin, for support of 

L- D. Raboin, 
Received from E. S. Warner, for support of 

John D. Warner, 
Received from estate of John Warkiewicz, 

for burial of " " 



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STATE AID. 

Minerva N. Anderson, $24 00 

SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Mary J. Breor, teaching, $360 00 

Carrie H. Warner, " 339 30 

Mary E. Breor, " 324 00 

Katherine W. Day, " 289 12 

Elizabeth Gilson, " 112 50 



-8 — 



Nora M. Connery, teaching, 


$ 312 00 


Margarett A. Allair, M 


360 00 


Mary C. Pollard, 


348 00 


Margaret A. Ryan, " 


192 00 


Grace A. Aldrich, " 


18 80 


John J. Clark, 


7 60 


Mary J. Breor, sweeping, 


15 00 


Mary Coffee, " 


12 60 


Carrie H. Warner, " 


15 00 


Mrs. A. Cleaval, " 


12 00 


Philip Harris, " 


12 00 


Margaret Allair, " " • 


9 00 


Mrs. A. Hibbert, janitor and sweeping, 


30 50 


Wm, Iy. Coffey, ' " 


37 60 


Martin Coler, sawing woods 


1 25 


W. A. Clark Coal Co., coal, 


15 51 


G. H. Danforth, 


67 54 


Howard Smith, " 


246 57 


Claude Hubbard, janitor 


7 00 


P. R. Brennan, 


28 40 


Silas G. Hubbard, " 


24 00 


Scott Harris, 


12 10 


A. I,. Strong, wood, 


43 00 


Raman Molanoski, sawing wood, 


4 50 


M. J. Ryan, brooms, etc., 


5 02 


H. S. Hubbard, sundries, 


1 75 


J. J. Batzold, sawing wood, 


4 00 


F. Malanoski " 


2 75 



$3,269 41 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES. 



Silver, Burdett & Co., 

H. S. Hubbard, cash paid for supplies, 

J. M. Hammett & Co., 

Benj. H. Sanborn & Co., 



I 56 61 

18 90 

194 35 

3 30 



18 


06 


14 


36 


87 08 


30 


30 


5 


63 


4 00 


1 


00 


2 


85 



American Book Co.. 
Superior Mfg. Co., 
Ginn & Co , 
Rand, McNally & Co., 
Milton Bradley & Co., 
Maynard, Merrill & Co., 
W. H. Cummings, 
H. S. Hubbard, freight, 

$436 44 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 
W. H. Cumming, $480 00 

TUITIONS SMITH ACADEMY. 
R. M. Woods, Treas., $500 00 

DRAWING IN SCHOOLS. 

Zepha Kingsley, teaching, $90 00 

Mrs. L. H. Kingsley, transportation, 35 00 



125 00 



MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. 

Thomas Charmbury, $150 00 

SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 

Shumway & Riley, repairs, $ 27 40 

John Evans, slating, 116 02 

H. N. Hunt, repairs, 6 75 



JO 



S. H. Field, cash paid for repairs, 

H. S. Hubbard, cash paid for repairs, 

J. J/Batzold. 

S. W. Kingsley, repairs, 

E. P. Lyman, " 

Merrick Lumber Co., windows, 

W. H. Riley & Co., repairs, 

Louis A. Arms, "■ 

Frary Bros., " 

M. H. Burke, painting, 



LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

Louisa Billings, assistant librarian, 
J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 
W. D Billings, cataloging books, 
S. E. Bridgman & Co., books, 
Silver, Burdett & Co., 
R. B. Eisold, 
F. H. Bardwell. 
J. H. Sanderson, 4< 

labels, 



65 


65 


8 


33 


18 


50 


4 80 


20 


20 


22 


17 


8 00 


11 


40 


24 90 


96 


16 



$430 28 



$ 25 


00 


50 


00 


16 


00 


158 


62 


10 


32 


22 


65 


5 


00 


9 


91 


2 


50 



$300 00 



CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 
F. H. Bardwell, treasurer, $100 00 

WATER RATES. 
H. N. Hunt, supt, $490 00 



— \\ — 

FIRE APPARATUS. 



J. Russell & Co. , hose, 
H. N. Hunt, painting wagons, 
S. W. Kingsley, sleigh bodies, 
M.J. Ryan, freight on ho^e, 



$220 50 


18 00 


40 00 


1 13 



$279 63 



TREK WARDEN, 



P. J. Whalen, labor, 


$63 75 


T. J. McGrath, " 


16 00 




$79 75 


FIREMEN'S MUSTER. 




II. J. Ryan, 


575 00 


SINKING FUND. 


. 


M. J. Ryan, treasurer, 


$861 67 



PUTTING GAS IN TOWN HALL AND 
MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

W. H. Riley & Co., piping building, $129 00 

" " "• testing pipe, mem. building, 2 80 

Frary Bros., connecting with street main, 35 03 



$166 83 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 
C. D. Bardwell, treasurer, $50 00 



- J2- 
MEMORIAIv BUILDING. 



W. D. Billings, janitor, 
Howard & Smith, coal, 
A. L,. Strong, wocd, 
W. D. Billings, sawing wood, 
cleaning, 



FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPENSE. 



$75 00 


52 80 


13 50 


3 50 


7 00 



$151 80 



5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


2 


00 



J. J. Batzold, services of Co., #23 00 

" storing wagon, 

A. H. Graves, " 
T. H. O'Dea, 
C. H. Crafts, 
Chas. Marsh, 
F. A. Allair, services of Co., 

$50 00 

BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS. 

Wm. M. Cochran, $48 00 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

C. H. Crafts, labor 1902, 

B. M. Warner, 
John Vollinger, sand, 
S. E. Briggs, labor, 
F. C. Bardwell, 
A. E. Harris, 
W. Holden, 
J. J. Breor, Ferry Road, 

$102 25 



$37 50 


5 25 


15 00 


3 50 


4 75 


24 75 


2 50 


9 00 



13 



PLANK AND LUMBER. 



A. Iy. Strang, 




$178 41 


E. H. Hall & Co., 




21 34 


Geo. A. Gunn, 




114 00 




$313 75 




HARDWARE. 




M. J. Ryan, 


POSTS. 


$18 61 


Carl & Batzold, 




$7 50 


AKRON TILE FOR DRAINS. 




W. H. Riley & Co., 


CEMENT. 


19 25 


Howard & Smith, 




$1 30 


J. L. Day, 




50 



$1 80 



ORDINARY REPAIRS. 



W. Sujvatiski, labor, 

T. H. Ryan, 

J. Go wash, 

J. Raboin, 

M. Sherber, 

J. H. Stodard, 

F. C. Dugal, 

D. Daley, 

Thomas Wandish, 



t 1 50 

9 00 

3 00 
45 53 

36 80 

4 50 
11 03 
22 95 

3 00 



_ J4 — 

TonyWandish, M 3 00 

Barney Shea, " 3 00 

M. W. Boyle. " 10 50 

W. Holden, ll 3 00 

7e:er Brainard. '5 

J. Mullins. 9 10 

John Sansk:. ■■ 1 50 

J. E. Stodard. " "13 

J. S. Denlein. 4 05 

D. B. Curtis. " 1 65 

T. L. Boyle. " 10 75 

D. E. Cahill, " 2 50 

B. M. Warner. " 4 00 

C. H. Crafts. 9 75 
C.X. Dickinson. " 12 40 
Peter Denlein. " 6 00 
J. F. Batzold. " 75 

C. Caston. " 75 
J. W. McGrath. 2 25 

D. P. McGrath, 2 25 
A. Breor, " 12 50 
J. H. Ryan. " 1 75 
P. Brennan, " 1 50 

D. W. Wells, •' 5 25 
J. W. Kiley, 3 50 
A. C. Clark, 6 35 
Paul Holds, 1 25 

E. W. 6c S. H. Field. " 2 25 
James Orman, * W 
W. C. Boyle, 7 00 
James Ryan. 99 43 
H. Shumway, 189 50 
T. J. Ryan. M 157 59 
C. W. Wade. " 8 20 
WhalenBros.. " 3 50 
P. J-iBoyle, '• 2 00 
J. J. "Stengiine, " * 00 



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J. Vollinger, 

G. Vollinger, 

A. E. Harris, 

James Ryan, 

J. S. Newman, 

Chas. Hubbard, sand, 



2 75 


1 75 


6 50 


9 00 


1 75 


90 



$765 11 



FERRY ROAD. 
J. J. Breor, $6 00 

PAINTING IRON BRIDGES. 



Norton Bridge Co., paint, 

M. H. Burke, 

M. Sherber, labor, 

D. Daley, 

F. W. Schepp, 

J. W. McGrath, 



$73 85 
BRIDGE AND ABUTTMENTS OLD DEPOT ROAD. 



J. Mullins, labor, 

D. P. McGrath, 

J. W. McGrath, 

John Steele, stone, 

J. Ryan, drawing stone, 

Norton Bridge Co. , bridge, 



$26 00 


9 65 


11 20 


10 50 


8 00 


7 50 



$ 6 25 


3 75 


3 75 


11 00 


5 25 


275 00 



$305 00 



BRIDGE AND ABUTTMENTS WESTBROOK ROAD, 



Norton Bridge Co., bridge, 

J. Ryan, drawing bridge, stone and lumber, 

J. Mullins, labor, 

M. Sherber, 



D. P. McGrath, 
J. W. McGrath, 
D. Daley, 
F. W. Schepp, 



$300 00 


10 95 


2 55 


2 55 


2 55 


2 55 


2 55 


2 55 



$326 25 



FILLING WASHOUTS ON MOUNTAIN ROADS. 



J. S. Newman, team and labor, 
James Ryan, 
J. J. Batzold, 
P. Balise, 
J. Vollinger, 

F. C. Dugal, labor, 
M. Sherber, 

G. Franklin, 
Mitchel Proulx, 
Peter Brainard, 
Peter Borac, 
Peter Denlein, 
W. F. Boyle, 



HARDENING OLD DEPOT ROAD. 



$15 25 


14 00 


15 00 


15 75 


15 75 


6 00 


7 50 


7 50 


3 00 


7 50 


7 50 


6 00 


1 50 



$122 25 



T. J. Ryan, team and labor, 

H. Shu m way , 

J. Ryan, 

J. Stengline, 

G. Vollinger, 



$3 50 
3 50 
2 50 
1 75 
1 75 



- 17 — 

M. Sperber, labor, 1 50 

F. C. Dugal, " 1 50 

P. Denlein, " 75 

D. P. McGrath" 75 

J.W. McGrath" 75 



$18 25 



HARDENING HILL ROAD. 

E. S. Warner, team and labor, 

B. M. Warner. 
A. H. Graves, 
Whalen Bros., 

C. L. Warner, • 
J. L. Boyle, 
A. Breor, 
H. Shumway, 
L. Raboin, 

F. C. Dugal, labor, 
M. Sperber, " 

D. E. Cahill, 
Geo. Franklin, 
Peter Borac, " ' 
Peter Brainard, " 
John GaCloski, " 
Joseph Yabo, " 
Paul Ackerly, 

$96 25 

HARDENING PROSPECT AND SCHOOL STREET. 

M. W. Boyle, team and labor, $14 00 

J.H.Ryan, " " 14 00 

J. L. Boyle, " ■" 8 75 

T. A. Nolan, " " 10 50 



$10 50 


10 


50 


10 


50 


10 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


7 00 


5 


25 


3 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 50 


4 


50 




75 




75 


3 


00 



J. E. Stodard. 
H. Shumway, 
D. P. Sheehan, 
J. G. Smith, 
A. Breor, 
J. Goddin, 
J. Mullins, 
J. Ryan, 
M. Sperber, 
Geo. Franklin, 
Peter Borrac, 
F. C. Dugal, 
Peter Brainard, 
J. H. Stodard, 
F« Malanaski, 
T. Wandish, 



-18 



team and labor, 



10 50 


13 12 


10 50 


10 50 


7 00 


10 50 


3 50 


10 50 


6 00 


6 00 


6 00 


4 50 


4 50 


4 50 


3 00 


3 00 



$160 87 



HARDENING DEPOT ROAD, 



W. E. Boyle, 
M. P. Bradford, 

C. W. Wade, 
J. Stengline, 
J. Vollinger, 

D. P. McGrath, 
J. J. Batzold, 
J. S. Carl, 

J. Strong, 
J. Mullins, 
L. Doppman, 
M. Sperber, 
F. C. Dugal, 
P. Denlein, 
P. Brennan, 



team and labor, 



u 


75 


1 


75 


4 


75 


4 


75 


6 


00 


3 


00 


4 


13 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


2 


25 


3 


00 



$52 38 



J9- 



FROM CHESTNUT STREET TO DEPOT ROAD. 



J. Mullins, 


team and 


lab 


D. P. McGrath, 


< < 


ft 


M. P. Kiley, 


i i 


i i 


P. Balise, 


1 1 


i i 


T- A. Nolan, 


1 1 


i i 


J. Stengline, 


(< 


( 4 


G. Vollinger, 


< < 


I ( 


W. E. Boyle, 


i i 


^ I 


J. W. McGrath, 




i < 


F. W. Schepp, 




( < 


A. Wickles, 




. < 


M. Sperber, 




i ( 


D. Daley, 




< « 


J. Batzold, 




<< 



$15 75 


5 75 


8 75 


7 50 


3 50 


3 50 


3 50 


3 50 


30 


4 05 


3 30 


1 50 


1 50 


2 25 



GRADING AND HARDNING NORTH 
MEADOW ROAD. 



$64 65 



H. E. Bardwelb 
J. Ryan, 
P. J. Boyle, 
J. C. Ryan, 
W. I^angdon, 
J. I,. Proulx, 
J. Breor, 
M. J. Proulx, 

F. C. Dugal 
M. Sperber, 

G. Franklin, 
Peter Brainard, 



team and labor, 



; 7 


00 


12 


00 


12 


25 


7 00 


10 


50 


7 


00 


7 


oo 


3 


50 


6 


00 


6 


00 


4 


50 


1 


50 



-20 



Peter Bovac, 
Geo. Saffer, 
Mitchel Proulx, 



4 50 


1 50 


6 00 



$ 96 25 



HARDENING ROAD IN WEST BROOK. 

E. N. Dickinson, gravel 

" " team and labor, 

C. H. Crafts, 
J. T. Fitzgibbon, 

D. Garvey, 
M. Sperber, 

F. C. Dugal, 



no oo 


27 50 


17 10 


9 85 


7 35 


4 12 


2 62 



$78 54 



HARDENING DEPOT ROAD WEST BROOK. 



E. N. Dickinson, gravel, 

" " team and labor, 

A. E. Harris, 
C. Harris, 
S. Graves, 
John Brennan, 

C. H. Crafts, 
J. T. FitzGibbon, 

D. Garvey, 
W. Holden, 

F. C. Dugal, 

G. Pffefer, 
Wm. Coffey, 

C. Caston, 

D. Ragen, 



$20 00 


7 00 


16 00 


7 00 


7 00 


7 00 


9 14 


6 00 


5 25 


5 25 


3 00 


75 


3 00 


75 


2 25 



$99 39 



James Ryan, 
A. Iy. Strong, 
H. Shumway, 
CD. Harris, 
J. Raboin, 



— 2\ 



BREAKING ROADS. 



team and labor, 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



$68 25 


1 00 


2 00 


14 25 


1 50 



$87 00 



Water Commissioner, 



T. J. Ryan, services as Selectman, 

F. G. Bardwell, 

H. S. Hubbard, 

D. W. Wells, 

C. I,. Warner, 

M. J.Proulz, 

C. Iy. Graves, Auditor, 

{i V Moderator, 

W. H. Belden, Registrar Voters, 
J. H. O'Dea, 
T. W. Ryan, « 

W. D. Billings, Town Clerk, 
J. I,. Day, Assessor, 

John Vollinger, " 
W. D. Billings, 
R, Billings, Treasurer, 
M. J. Ryan, Supt. of Streets, 
C. K. Martin, Elector, 
J. J. Batzold, school Com. 
H. S. Hubbard, 
J. S. Wells, Tax Collector, 1902, 



$ 50 00 


50 00 


125 


00 


10 00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


400 


00 


67 50 


60 00 


75 


00 


100 


00 


250 


00 


10 


00 


15 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


#1,316 50 



— 22 — 
CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

H. S. Hubbard, calling town meetings, 1902, 

delivering Town Reports, 
C. A. Pierce & Co., printing " 
K- S. Warner, inspecting animals, 1902, 

beeves, " 
Milwaukee Dustlers Brush Co., brushes for school 
W. H. Belden, tending light, No. Hatfield, 
W. D. Billings, constable, 

" express, 

Cecil T. Bagnall, printing for Treasurer, 
Chas. A. Byrne, antitoxine treatment, A. Jandaski, 
W. H. Cummings, stamps and envelopes, 

exhibit expenses, 
M.J. Ryan, expense of Legislative Committee, 

to Boston, 
H. D. Smith, constable, 
C. A. Pierce & Co. , school certificates, 
Cecil T. Bagnall, assessors' blanks, 
CD. Bare-well , care of town clock, 

hall, 
Mrs. Wm. Shea, cleaning school house, 
H.S.Hubbard, " 

" school yard, 

" express, 

Mrs. A. Hilbert, cleaning school house, 
S. W. Kingsley, truant officer, 
official services, 
repairing road machine, 
W. D. Billings, serving dog warant, 
A. H. Bartlett, tax bills, 

Good Roads Machinery Co., edge for road machine, 
A. McCallum & Co., chairs for school, 
W. H. Cummings, freight and express, 

" hcrse hire, 

E. S. Warner, inspecting animals, 



5 5 00 


3 76 


40 50 


12 00 


23 80 


9 00 


15 05 


5 00 


4 25 


1 50 


14 00 


6 63 


3 14 


18 00 


7 50 


5 00 


3 25 


3 35 


20 00 


28 00 


4 50 


6 50 


3 00 


2 25 


6 00 


5 00 


3 00 


2 90 


7 00 


5 27 


8 50 


7 50 


2 57 


2 00 


55 00 



— # — 

E. S. Warner, inspecting beeves, 

quaranteening animals, 

Hatfield Gas Co., gas for town hall, 

" " memorial buiiding, 

Mrs. John Merrick, cleaning school house, 

H. S. Hubbard, repairing school house clock, 
" school census, 

A. H. Breor, ballot clerk, 

M. H. Burke, painting memorial building, 
" setting glass, town hall, 

" " " tramp house, 

Chas. A. Byrne, returning births, 

Coburn & Graves, disinfectant, 

F. Malanaski, labor at school house, 
H. T. Shores, returning births, 

A. H. McCormack, returning births, 

W. F. Collins, 

J. D. Seymour, " " 

W. H. Riley & Co., stove for school, 

W. H. Cummings, stationery and postage, 

J. J. Batzold, cleaning school yard, 

W. H. Cummings, district expenses, 

M. J. Ryan, freight on road machine, 

cash for L G. Lifter, 
W. P. Billings, recording births, deaths and marriages 

' ' serving warrants, 

D. P. McGrath, ballot clerk, 
J. F. O'Dea, 
F. H. Bardwell, 
David Billings, " 

1,. A. Powers, " 

R. Billings, 



27 75 


5 00 


4 18 


8 53 


4 50 


1 00 


10 00 


4 00 


25 45 


3 00 


3 00 


9 00 


1 00 


2 25 


25 


75 


1 00 


75 


14 72 


5 80 


7 25 


10 40 


10 60 


4 75 


, 40 30 


10 00 


2 00 


2 00 


4 00 


4 00 


2 00 


2 00 



$580 45 



— 24- 




APPROPRIATIONS 1903. 




Road machine, 


$ 250 00 


Public library, 


300 00 


Tuition Smith Academy, 


500 00 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Cemeteries, 


100 00 


Music in schools, 


150 00 


Drawing in schools, 


125 00 


Fire apparatus, 


400 00 


Firemen's muster, 


75 00 


Superintendent of schools, 


240 00 


Special repairs on school houses, 


300 00 


Public schools, 


2,500 00 


School supplies, 


250 00 


Poor, 


1,800 00 


Bonds Town Officers, 


50 00 


Contingencies, \ 


800 00 


Town Officers, 


1,200 00 


Water rates, 


500 00 


Interest on Town Debt, 


450 00 


Highway and bridges, 


2,500 00 


Town debt, 


2,600 00 


Lighting memorial building and town hall, 


150 00 


Care and expenses memorial hall, 


150 00 




115,440 00 



RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 

MARCH 1, 1904. 

Poor, $2,313 50 

State Aid, 24 00 

Schools, 3,269 41 

School supplies, 436 44 

School Superintendent, 480 00 

School house repairs, 430 28 



25- 



Tuition Smith Academy, 


500 00 


Drawing in schools, 


125 00 


Music in schools, 


150 00 


Public library, 


300 00 


Water rates, 


490 00 


Highways and bridges, 


2,815 20 


Town Officers, 


1,316 50 


Fire apparatus, 


279 63 


Memorial building, 


151 80 


Tree warden, 


79 75 


Firemen's muster, 


75 00 


Sinking fund, 


861 67 


Gas memorial building and town hall, 


166 83 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Cemeteries, 


100 00 


Fire department, 


50 00 


Bond for Town Officers, 


48 00 


Contingent, 


580 45 




$15,093 46 



LIST OF JURORS REPORTED. 

O. Stanley Graves, Roswell Billings 

John J. Stengline, Joseph S. Wells, 

Charles S. Shattuck, Michael W. Boyle, 

Thomas W. Ryan, Levi L. Pease, 

Edward B. Dickinson, Nelson Allair, 

John F. O'Dea, Thadeus Graves Jr. 

John M. Strong, John Foley, 

John Denlein, Francis G. Bardwell, 



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Kdward Eldridge, Harry I,. Howard, 

John J. Batzold, Michael P. Kiley. 

M. J. RYAN, 
1 C. L. GRAVES, 

Selectmen of Hatfield. 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 2d, 1904. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Roswell Billings, Treasurer, in Account with the Town of 

Hatfield. 



DR. 



To balance on hand, % 721 26 

To cash received from J. S. Wells, Collector, 16,156 36 

D. W. Wells, Treas., W. C, 2,785 00 

State School Supt., 400 00 

Com p. of Ins. of Animals, 36 00 

Corporation Tax, 358 14 

National Bank Tax, 845 81 

State Aid Tax, 64 00 

Street Railway Tax, 396 61 

To cash from Income Mass. School Fund, 527 92 

City of Northampton, tuition, old acct*, 130 00 

112 67 
District Court fines and forfeitures, 25 00 

County Treas. refunding of dog fund, 166 37 
L,ot No. 49, cemetery, 1 00 

E. S. Warner, acct. of J. D, Warner, 20 89 

Louis Raboin, acct. of I,. D. Raboin, 338 83 
Estate of John Workiewiez, 140 00 

Pool License, 2 00 

Rent of Town Hall, 44 00 



$23,271 86 



— 28 — 
TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

May 21. First National Bank 2mo. int. 

5 percent., $1000 00 

June 15. First National Bank, 15 days 

interest, 1000 00 

June 30. Northampton Institution for Sav- 
ings, 8mo., 4 1-2 per cent., 5000 00 

Julyl. M. J. Ryan, Treas., S. F., 6mo , 

4 per cent., 861 67 

1904. 
Mch. 1. First National Bank, lmo., 5 

percent., 2000 00 



$9,861 67 
$33,133 53 



CR. 



By cash paid Selectmen's orders, $15,093 46 

Interest on Water Bonds, 1,920 00 
C. S. Cummings & Co., note, 

Hill, bridge and fill acct, 1,000 00 
Holyoke Saving Bank, note, 

Pine Bridge and fill acct., 1,000 00 
Jose Parker & Co., note, 

No. Hatfield fill account, 600 00 

' Interest, 460 87 

County Tax, 2,150 12 

State Tax, 975 00 

Repairs on State Highway, 7 59 

Insurance, 15 00 

Fees and expenses, 14 27 

Assessors orders of abatemint, 78 83 

Balance on hand, 1,956 72 



$25,271 86 



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BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY LOANS. 

First National Bank, $2 000 00 

Holyoke Savings Bank, 5,000 00 

Treasurer of Sinking Fund, 861 67 

$7,861 67 



$33,133 53 

IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WKIXS COLLECTOR. 
1900 ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To uncollected taxes, $73 40 

CR. 

By uncollected taxes, 73 40 

1901. 

DR. 

To cash received, 



CR. 



By uncollected taxes, 
Interest, 



$169 69 






$169 69 




$150 49 




19 20 






$169 69 



1902. 



DR. 



To cash received, $1,245 79 

Uncollected taxes, 118 84 



^1,364 63 



30- 



CR. 



By uncollected taxes, #1,336 23 

Interest, 28 40 



$1,364 63 



1903. 



DR. 



To cash received, 14,740 88 

Discount on taxes, 240 44 

Uncollected taxes, 3,117 32 

$18,098 64 

CR. . 

By Assessors Warrant, 117,700 23 

Addition to " 342 63 

Interest, 55 79 

$18,098 65 

SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNTS. 

DR. 

To First National Bank, temporary 

loan, $2,000 00 

To Holyoke Savings Bank, Pine 

Bridge Fill account, 2,000 00 

To Jose Parker & Co., North Hatfield 
fill account, 



CR. 

By Uncollected Taxes, 

Due from State Pauper account, 

State Aid, 
Balance in Treasury, 



2,400 00 


$6,400 00 
$5,370 28 


$3,309 56 

80 00 

24 00 

1,956 72 



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WATER FUND. 

DR. 

Thirty years 4 per cent. Water Bonds, 48,000 00 

CR. 

Sinking Fund, 7,074 56 

ROSWELL BUSINGS, Treasurer, 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Town Treasurer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 8th, 1904. 



Water Commissioner's Report. 



The following is respectfully submitted as the eighth 
annual report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received the past year as follows : 
Balance of cash from last year's account, $ 229 64 

Cash from collection of water rates, 3,300 23 



$3,529 87 



We have paid the last year as follows : 
Construction account of 1903, 
Town Treasurer, from water rates, 
Harry N. Hunt, for collections, 
Harry N. Hunt, labor and cash paid, 
Norwood Engineering Co., boxes and tops. 
City of Northampton, for hydrant, 
Chapman Valve Mf'g Co., repairs, 
Balance cash on hand, 



* 464 75 


2,785 


00 


97 


77 


115 21 


26 85 


23 


75 


3 


76 


12 


78 



$3,529 87 



There are now 273 connections with private property, 82 
hydrants for fire protection, 5 water tanks, water in five school 
buildings and in Memorial Hall. 

There has been laid the past year 912 feet of 4 in. water 
pipe and 1 additional hydrant set, at a cost of $464 75. 
There is now 

18,781 feet of 8 in. pipe, 
47,786 feet of 6 in. pipe, 
22,979 feet of 4 in. pipe, 



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1,320 feet of 2 in. pipe, 
6,614 feet of 1 in. pipe, 
1,070 feet of ^in. pipe, 



Total, 98,550 feet, or about 18^ miles of pipe and 23 # 
acres of land in connection with the reservoir, making the 
cost of the entire system to March 1st, 1904, $52,385 77. 

C. L. WARNER, ) Hatfield 

D. W. WELLS, [ Water 

' i M. J. PROUIyX, ) Commissioners. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them 
correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor, 

Hatfield, March 2, 1904. 



Collector's Report. 

J. S. Wells, Collector, in account with the Town of Hatfield. 

1900. 

DR. 

To Uncollected Taxes, $73 40 

CR. 
By Uncollected Taxes, 73 40 



1901. 



DR. 



000 00 



To Uncollected Taxes, 
Interest Collected, 




#150 49 
19 20 


$169 69 




CR. 




By Cash paid R. Billings, 


Treas., 
1902. 

DR. 




$169 69 


To Uncollected Taxes, 
Interest collected, 




$1,336 23 
28 40 


$1,364 63 



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CR. 



By cash paid R. Billings, Treas., $1,245 79 

Uncollected taxes, 118 84 

$1,364 63 

1903. 

DR. 

To Assessors Warrant, W,700 23 

Additional, 342 63 

Interest collected, 55 79 

#18,098 65 

CR. 

By cash paid R. Billings, Treas., $14,740 88 

Discount on taxes, 240 44 

Uncollected taxes, 3,117 33 

#18,098 65 



Assessor's Report. 



Total value of Assessed Estate, £1,324,661 

Value of Assessed Real Estate, #972,770 

Personal Estate, 351,891 

$1,324,661 



Buildings, $507,883 

Land, 464 887 



$972, 770 



Number of Male Polls assessed, 565 

residents assessed on property, 302 

All others (Corporations, etc.,) 24 

326 

Number of Non-Residents assessed on property, 58 
All others, 20 



Number of persons assessed on property, 


404 


/o 


" for poll tax only, 


298 


702 


Number of horses assessed, (two mules), 




519 


1 ' cows ' ' 




334 


' ' neat cattle, 




57 


4 ( swine, 




38 


fowls, 




1354 


dwelling houses assessed, 




296 


State Tax, $ 982 


59 




County Tax, 2,150 


12 




Town Grant, 14,240 


00 




Overlayings, 327 52 






— $17,700 23 



— 37 — 

Northampton & Amherst Street Rail- 
way Co., $277 75 

Greenfield, Deerfield & Northampton 

Street Railway Co., 60 80 

$338 63 



$18,038 86 
Estimated Bank and Corporation Tax, 1,200 00 

Value of property exempt from taxation, Chapter 12, 
Section 5, Revised Laws. 

Literary institutions, $ 66,395 93 

Church property, 24 000 00 

. 190,39593 

Estimated value of Public Buildings, 
Cemeteries, Water Works, Fire 
Apparatus, (Sinking Fund $6,000,) #85,500 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BILLINGS, 
JOHN VOLLINGER, 
JAMES L. DEA, 

Assessors of Hatfield. 



Town Clerk's Report. 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield for year 1903 
are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



NO. 


MAIZES 


FEMi 


3 


1 


2 


5 


2 


3 


4 


2 


2 


4 


4 





5 


1 


4 


3 


3 





6 


3 


3 


3 


1 


2 


6 


3 


3 


4 


4 





3 


2 


1 


1 





1 



Total. 



47 



26 



21 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



Drn in the United States, 
Poland, 


NO. 

16 
25 


FATHER 
16 
25 


MOTHER 
15 

25 


Germany, 
Hungarr, 
Ireland, 


1 
3 
1 


1 
3 
1 


1 

3 



Bohemia, 








1 


Canada, 


1 


1 


2 



Total, 



47 



47 



47 



BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 
1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 



28 37 36 46 49 . 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

NO. 

January, 3 

February, 2 

April 2 

May, 3 

June, 4 

July, 2 

August, 2 

October, 2 

November, 2 

December, 2 

Total, 24 

First marriage of both parties, 20 

Second " an: j 

groom 1st bride, 2 

" bride 1st groom, 1 

24 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 36 and 19 years 
of age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 33 and 18 years of 
age respectively. 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 





GROOM 


BRID] 


Born in the United States, 


16 


13 


Poland, 


8 


8 


Ireland, 





2 


Germany, 





1 



Total 



24 



24 



MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



1898 


1899 


1900 


1901 


1902 


15 


20 


20 


28 


21 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 



3 





X 1 XV1VA/VJL 

3 


2 


1 


1 


4 


3 


1 


3 


1 


2 


4 


1 


3 


1 





1 


3 


2 


1 


1 


1 





1 


1 





2 , 


2 






Total, 



24 



12 



12 



AGE. 


NO. 


MALE. 


FEMALE 


Under 1 year of age, 


12 


6 


6 


Between 1 and 5 years, 


1 


1 





5 " 10 " 











" 10 " 20 " 


1 


1 





" 20 " 30 " 


2 


2 





30 " 40 " 


1 





1 



-4J 



AGE. 


NO. 


MALE. 


FEMALE 


' 40 " 50 " 











' 50 " 60 " 


1 


1 





< 60 " 70 " 


2 


1 


1 


1 70 " 80 " 











1 80 " 90 " 


4 


1 


3 



Total, 24 13 11 

Age of the oldest person deceased (male) 86 years 9 months. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



ti in the United States, 


19 


9 


rxvivi/i. 

10 


Poland, 


1 


1 





Hungary, 


i 

X 


1 





Ireland, 




1 


1 


Germany, 


1 





1 



24 



12 



12 



DEATHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 



898 


1899 


1900 


1901 


1902 


18 


26 


31 


33 


28 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the State 
Board of Registration. 



ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Diphtheria, 
Malarial Fever, 

CONSTIUTIONAI, DISEASES. 

Phthisis (Consumption of IyUngs,) 



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LOCAL DISEASES. 

Pneumonia, 2 

Convulsions, 3 

Brights Disease, 1 

Apoplexy, 1 

Jaundice, 1 

Gastric Catarrh, 1 

Epilepsy, 2 

Disease Brain, 1 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASE. 

Old Age, 1 

Infantile Debility, 2 

Stillborn, 2 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Gun Shot Wound, accidental, • 1 

Total, 24 

NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 

Mrs. Mary P. Steele, Anthony Anjanski, 

Mrs. Sophia Miller, Ina Winter, 

Mrs. Harriet B. Strong, Robert Billings Howard, 

Eva Kelvy, Mrs. Fannie S. Bnggs, 

Jonathan D. Warner, Mrs. Eliza P. Cleveland, 

Miss Mary Ryan, Infant L,. H. Kingsley, 

Clinton White, Daniel Hodul, 

Alfred L,amountain, Mrs. Margaret H. Breor, 

Nellie Wilk, Helen M. Nolan, 

Bramislaw Cervisky, Infant David J. McGrath, 

Infant Iceland H. Wight, John B. Ryan, 

Alfred E. Harris, John Waskiewic. 



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DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending 
November 30, 1903, with the reeeipts and settlement of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows : 

97 male dogs at $2.00 each, #194 00 

2 female dogs at $5.00 each, 10 00 



2 transferred, $204 00 

Less fees 101 dogs at 20 cents each, 20 20 

Amount paid County Treasurer June 1 and Dec. 1, 183 80 

Amount received for dog licenses fcr the five previous years. 

1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 

$129.00 $286.00 $204.00 $221.00 $211.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk. 



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Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have "the following amounts deposited to the credit of 


the Sinking Fund : 




Amherst' Savings^Bank, 


#1,309 52 


Northampton Institution for Savings, 


1,183 91 


Haydenville Savings Bank, 


1,062 62 


Nonotuck Savings^Bank, 


931 32 


Florence Savings Bank, 


587 19 


Town of Hatfield Water Bond, 


1,000 00 


C. B. & Q. Railroad Co., Bond, 


1,000 00 




$7,074 56 


M. J. RYAN, 




R. M. WOODS, 




K. S. WARNKR, 





Sinking Fund Commissioners . 



I have this day examined the accounts of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and find' them as reported. 

K. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 2, 1904. ' 



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Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Board of Hatfield \ 
Gentlemen: 

Your superintendent herewith presents his third annual 
report of the schools under your charge. 

I do not intend to make a long report this year, but 
hope to focus the attention of the people, from whom the 
appropriations must come, on a few topics of unusual im- 
portance. 

The first to which I call attention is that of 

GRADING. 

An improvement in grading was gained in the upper 
grades of the Hill and Center schools about a year ago where- 
by each class and consequently each pupil received double 
the amount of instruction because, althongh each teacher had 
as many pupils as before, she now has only half as many 
grades or classes. 

The same changes and combinations should be made in 
the four lower grades of the same buildings. 

At present Miss Warner at the Center school has charge 
of the first, second, third and fourth grades. Miss Breor at 
the Hill school has charge of a first, a second, a third and a 
fourth grade. There are pupils enough to fill two rooms, 
about 40 in each room, but the waste consists in the fact that 



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each one of the two teachers has pupils of the same grade. 
If the pupils of the same grade in the two schools were com- 
bined, one teacher could teach them as well as two. If you 
bring together the pupils of each or the several grades in the 
two schools, though you have the same pupils, you still have 
only four grades, each grade representing a different year of 
their entrance into school. 

Instead of dividing this company of pupils vertically, so 
to speak, that is by drawing an imaginary line through the 
village — all above the line attending the Center school, and 
all below, the Hill school, make a horizontal division — that 
is, a division by grades, placing all the pupils in the village 
of the first and second grades in one school, those of the third 
and fourth in the other. 

When we remember that two grades, or even one, if it 
be large, involves work enough if they be taught well, to tax 
the time and strength of one teacher to the utmost, it must 
be apparent that the work of teaching four grades is too much 
for one teacher to do well. Under the arrangement proposed 
above, each teacher would have about the same number of 
pupils as at present, but only half as many grade; consequent- 
ly, she could give twice as much time to each class, a much- 
needed improvement, as the teachers will testify. 

This then is the advantage sought — better training for 
the children. Of course it will make a greater distance for 
some to travel, but we feel that this disadvantage will be 
more than offset by the advantages gained. 

Before taking up the subject of grading in other parts of 
the town, let us recall a few important facts that must be 
kept in mind in order to understand the subject well. 



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lst: The amount of work for the teacher depends not so 
much on the number of pupils, within certain limits, as on 
the number of grades or classes. 

2nd: It is no more work to teach a class of twelve, than 
one of two pupils. 

3rd: It is twice as much work to teach a school of fifteen 
pupils, for instance, in four grades, as to teach twice as 
many in two grades, because in the former case there are 
twice as many classes, although the classes may be smaller. 

4th. The best results are secured when each grade or 
class is instructed separately in each one of the subjects 
taught. This means on the average about eight recitations 
daily for each grade. 

In view of these facts I wish to ask for some relief for 
the two one-room schools in the north part of the town, as 
well as the two already discussed. 

At the West Brook and West Farm schools there may be 
as many as eight grades in each room. As a matter of fact 
there are one or two grades less than eight just now because 
it has happened that for one or two years in the last eight 
years there have been no pupils to enter. But eight full 
grades are more likely than less, as a rule. 

Imagine a teacher trying to teach fifty or sixty 
classes in a day of six hours. She is undertaking an impos- 
sibility — rather, I should say, she does not undertake such 
an impossibility, she is compelled to combine grades, a re- 
grettable necessity, because it is not fair to any grade, the 
work being too difficult for some and too easy for others. 

There are over thirty pupils in the West Brook school 
and twenty at the West Farms. The number of pupils is 
not objectionable, it is the great number of grades that con- 
fuses the work and makes it altogether unsatisfactory. I 



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have tried to show how four grades are too many for one 
teacher to teach well. If this be true what shall be said of 
eight grades! In all other schools in town the eight grades 
are divided between two or more teachers. Therefore it is 
clear that the children in these two schools are not having a 
fair chance with the other pupils in town. Although the 
teachers are being overworked trying to teach eight grades, 
yet it is not so much for the teachers as for the pupils we are 
desirous of better conditions. Is there any remedy ? We 
might provide two teachers for each school as we have done 
in the other schools but I suggest the following as the more 
feasible and economical. 

Send all the pupils above the sixth grade to the grammar 
school in the village where there are the seventh and eighth 
grades only and the room not crowded. 

L,ast summer the parents at the West Farms generously 
consented to pay one fare for the conveyance of their children 
by electric cars to the grammar school. I should hope they 
would be willing to do the same again. 

The pupils in West Brook who live farthest from the 
electric cars might need to be conveyed to them by team. 

I trust that next year pupils can be conveyed for one fare 
that is 5c for one round trip, or 25c per week. Should the 
schedule of the electric cars be no more reliable than it has 
been the past winter the conveying would have to be done by 
team during the winter. But this has been an unusually se- 
vere winter, and in another year the company will doubtless 
have arrangements so perfected that a better service can be 
expected. 

There would be four pupils from West Brook and five 
from West Farms above the sixth grade. 



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A word in regard to the expense of the changes proposed : 

The change in the village involves little children whose 
ages range from about five to nine years. Such children 
should not be required to walk too far and should be provided 
with the means of conveyance at public expense. This year 
there are fourteen such children north of the center school, 
or the street that passes it, who would attend the Hill School 
under the plan proposed, and two south of the Hill school 
who would attend the Center school — sixteen in all, at such 
distance as would seem to warrant the payment of their fare 
on the trolley car. If fare should be paid for these children 
it ought to be paid also for those in the north part of the town 
in grades below Smith Academy if it should be demanded. 
All told there would be twenty pupils at 25c a week for 36 
weeks in the year, or a total expense of $180 a year. This 
must be regarded as an estimate, for the number of pupils 
would vary from year to year, though not greatly. 

By a statute enacted recently Hatfield is one of the towns 
that, beginning with next year, will receive annually $300, 
more or less, of state aid in addition to the amount she has 
been accustomed to receive. This sum may be used at the 
discretion of the School Committee to improve the schools in 
any particular, except that it cannot be used for the erection 
or repair of buildings. This extra aid is given on certain 
conditions, one of which is that the amount raised for school 
purposes' shall not be less than previously. Thus this $300 
is an extra aid to the town to meet new expenses that may be 
incurred in raising the standard of the schools. To pay for 
the conveyance of pupils is one of the objects contemplated 
by the statute. Thus this additional expense may be met 
without any extra tax on the people. 



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If these changes for better grading could be made, I feel 
that it is one of the greatest improvements that could be made 
in our schools. 

The people of Hatfield have shown a commendable spirit 
in their attitude toward everything that means real advance- 
ment. I submit the above proposition to them, confident 
that it .will at least receive a careful and intelligent consider- 
ation. 

NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS. 

' 'Beautiful school grounds and attractive school rooms are 
recognized as important elements in the essential education 
of children. The heart of a child is touched by truth and 
beauty everywhere, and is quickly alive with new life, in- 
spired by the purity and refinement of its environment." I 
quote the above from a prominent educator, the State Supt. 
of Education of Vermont, Hon. W. E. Ranger, instead of 
saying again what I have said in each one of my former re- 
ports in regard to the great importance of clean, orderly, re- 
fining surroundings for our children. 

In this connection I desire to urge the necessity of new 
or renewed water closets at West Hatfield, West Brook and 
the Center schools and their proper care by competent jani- 
tors. This is a most imperative need. 

Much has been done by the pupils under the leadership 
of the teachers in the way of beautifying the school rooms. 
We expect more of this kind of work will be done and that it 
will extend to the school grounds. 

ATTENDANCE. 

The attendance during the winter term has not been 
good. But this is not the fault of the teachers nor of the pu- 



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pils in most cases. The severity of the winter and the fact 
that the pupils knew that the rooms might be very cold when 
they reached them or even closed because they could not be 
adequately heated, have been the cause of many absences. 
But storm windows and an extra stove have corrected these 
unfavorable conditions at West Hatfield. Storm windows 
alone have done much for West Brook and the new furnaces 
at the Hill school make the temperature at those rooms all that 
could be desired, and are evidently adequate for the most ex- 
treme cold or windy weather. 

Probably there is need of new heating facilities at the 
Center school. Probably a man with his mature judgement 
and longer experience could get better results from the fur- 
naces now in use, but the school rooms ought to be provided 
with heating facilities that would be equal to extreme con- 
ditions. 

The success of school room work depends so much on the 
efficiency of the janitor, T think it would be profitable for the 
town to make a larger appropriation for janitors' wages so 
that the School Committee could secure better janitor service. 
The most capable lads we have in school are not equal alone 
to manage well a coal heater of any kind. But the School Com- 
mittee have been obliged to employ young lads because the 
public seems to expect that this branch of service shall cost 
next to nothing, and it is also a popular impression that any 
boy can keep a fire well enough for a school room, though he 
is not considered competent to take sole charge of any fire at 
home. 

I feel sure that if the people realize that such conditions 
are a menace not only to the comfort but also to the health 
of pupils and teachers, the necessary appropriations will be 
forthcoming. 



— 54 — 
THE SCHOOL EXHIBIT. 

The school exhibit was so well received last year and 
proved such a strong stimulus to the pupils that we think it 
well to repeat it again this year, but this year it will be held 
in Hatfield if a suitable place can be found for it. 

The work in drawing is naturally and unavoidably more 
conspicuous than anything else. But it is not the purpose of 
anyone to make this subject the principal one in the exhibit. 
It may seem so because every piece is in plain sight, but we 
only wish to place it on a par with the other work of .the ex- 
hibit. 

Every other line of work except the few that cannot be 
shown in writing is on exhibition but is less easily seen. If 
visitors will take the pains to examine the work on the tables 
they will be able to see what the pupils can do in other 
branches of school work. 

We feel sure, from personal observation, that the exhibit 
idea stimulates the children to greater effort in many ways, 
but chiefly in neatness, carefulness and thoroughness. 

The work in English received an impetus from the prizes 
given by Dr. Smith last year for the best original stories. In 
each school in the two towns there was a large group of pu- 
pils working for several weeks to produce their best in Eng- 
lish composition. 

Spelling, penmanship, capitalization, punctuation, etc. 
were the mechanical side of the effort and were given due em- 
phasis. Originality, naturalness, ease and clearness of ex- 
pression were required and to quite a gratifying extent secured, 
as was evident from the stories offered. 

The same prizes are offered this year by Rev. R. M. 
Woods. The same effort is being made by the pupils of Had- 



.55- 

ley and Hatfield throughout the present year. With the 
longer effort we may expect even better results. 

Your superintendent thinks he can state with confidence 
that the schools of the town are making advancement. No 
more, however, than should be made, for there is advance- 
ment and improvement in every department of life, and if the 
schools of a town do not advance their standards every year, 
that town is sure to fall behind the procession. 

In this connection I would put on record a word of ap- 
preciation of the earnest and efficient work of our faithful 
corps of teachers, without whose fidelity and conscientious 
Service everything else would be of but little avail. 

The cordial support received from the School Board has 
helped to make my work in Hatfield very pleasant. For the 
work in singing and drawing I refer you to the reports of 
the supervisors in those subjects. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CUMMINGS. 



Vocal Music. 



Mr. IV. H. Cunwiings, Superintendent of Schools ; 

Dear Sir : — I herewith hand you a brief report of my 
work as Supervisor of Music in our schools during the past 
year, and I am pleased to say there has been improvement in 
my department in many ways. 

With regard to the pupil's attitude toward the individual 
system of singing there are no I "cants/' indeed, most of the 
pupils are proud of their ability to stand and sing alone. 

The teachers have taken great interest in the work and I 
think even some of them have been quickened in their interest 
and musical ability. 

The introduction of new music readers into the school 
was a wise and necessary move, and in behalf of the teachers 
and scholars I thank the school board for granting our request. 

The time is rapidly approaching when it will be unpop- 
ular not to sing, or to read and understand music. 

In the past few years educational methods have been 
marked by great and important changes, and music has 
secured a place in the curriculum as a requisite and its in- 
fluence on the mind and character is appreciated. In its 
power to stimulate the physical, mental and moral sides of 
our natures it stands pre-eminent. 

Thanking you and the grade teachers for your hearty 
support and interest, I am yours sincerely, 

THOMAS CHARMBURY. 



-57- 



Mr. IV* H. Cumniings, Superintendent of Schools : . 

Dear Sir : — I herewith present my third annual report 
of the drawing work in the schools of Hatfield. Much pro- 
gress has been made in the work this year and I wish to thank 
the teachers whose help has made this possible. 

There has not been much change in the general outline 
of work but an attempt is being made this winter to empha- 
size the pencil work in all of the grades. In the upper grades 
pencil shading has been introduced and some very creditable 
work is being done along this line. 

A matter which I wish to speak about is the decoration 
of our school rooms. The teaching of drawing should lead to 
an appreciation of good pictures, just as reading leads to an 
appreciation of good literature. To bring this about, we 
onght to have good pictures on the walls of our school rooms. 
In some of the schools the pupils have brought the money 
and bought pictures for their rooms. I wish this might be 
done in more schools. 

At our exhibition of school work last spring, combining 
results from the eighteen schools of Hadley and Hatfield, the 
distinction between old methods and the modern way of put- 
ting in tangible form what the pupil has learned was made 
fully apparent. The use of drawing seemed to permeate the 
whole curriculum. That is the attitude of the learner would 
tend to an illustrated expression of what the mind conceived 
in Science, Mathematics, literature, as well as Art. This in 
distinction from the old method of reciting by rate and rules 
of the text book. Such an universal use of drawing would 



— 58 — 

seem to put it in the front as a means of natural expression. 
Learning to use knowledge by talking, writing, or drawing is 
the substance of education. 

Respectfully yours, 

L. N. KINGSLEY. 
Hatfield, March 2, 1904. 



TO SCHOOL COMMITTEES — PLEASE READ 
CAREFULLY. 

"The entire income of the school fund is distributed to 
the towns whose valuations do not exceed #2,500,000. 

This will give to towns which raise an amount by taxa- 
tion for schools not less than that heretofore raised, approxi- 
mately double the amount they have previously received, 
depending upon the yearly income of the fund which was less 
this year than was anticipated. 

W hile the payment by the State of two dollars a week 
extra to teachers of exceptional ability is discontinued, the 
additional amount these towns receive will enable them to 
continue the increase, and the agents of the Board will give ad- 
vice as to teachers worthy to receive such increase upon the 
request of school committee or superintendents. The excellent 
results of the past warrant the continuance of this incentive to 
good teachers. 



-59 — 
PURPOSE OF THE LAW. 

The purpose of the law is improvement of the schools not 
a reduction of local taxation. 

The amount of money received from the State yearly will 
depend upon the valuation of a town, the tax rate, and the 
ratio of the appropriation for support of the public schools to the 
total appropriations for town expenses. 



MONEY EXPENDED — RETURNS MADE. 

"The sums received by any town under the provisions of 
this act shall be held by the town treasurer and shall be ex- 
pended only for expenses in maintenance of the public schools 
authorized by the school committee, in accordance with existing 
laws; and it shall be the duty of the treasure r to keep a sep- 
arate account of all sums so received and expended, and the 
school committee shall make an annual report to the state 
board of education, of the amount received during the year, 
the amount expended and the purpose for which such expen- 
ditures have been made. And whenever it appears that, in 
the opinion of the state board of education, the sums paid to 
any town have not been used in whole or in part in accordance 
with the provisions of this section, or that they have not been 
held and accounted for separately, or that the report thereof 
herein required has not been made, the commissioners of the 
school fund are hereby authorized to withhold, as they may 
deem advisable, the whole or any part of the future allowances 
otherwise falling to such town under the provisions of this 
act." 



-60- 
SUPERVISION OF SCHOOLS. 

The greatest value of district supervision of schools to 
the towns can be realized only by the employment of the most 
competent persons to fill the important office of superintendent. 
When the services of such a person have been secured much 
liberty should be given to him in the selection of teachers and 
in the direction of their work, and he should be held cor- 
respondingly responsible for results. 

CONDITION OF SCHOOL HOUSES. 

The condition of school houses as to light, heat, ventila- 
tion and cleanliness, and the arrangement of out houses as to 
proper location for the use of the sexes and to secure sanitary 
conditions must receive special and frequent attention from 
the school committee and superintendent. 

The generous and just provision made by the Legislature 
for the support of the public schools in the smaller towns of 
the State should stimulate the citizens to more earnest en- 
deavors, through appropriations and co-oprration, to wisely 
use all possible educational advantages. 

G. T. FLETCHER, 

Agent of Board of Education. 
February, 1904. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



-OF THE- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



-OF THE- 



Town of Hatfield 




-FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1905 



1905 
HERALD JOB PRINT 
NORTHAMPTON, 

MASS. 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 20, 1905. 



Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting". 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary town officers, including 
one member of the School Committee for three years, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Water Commissioners for three years, one 
member of the Sinking Fund Commissioners for three years, 
one member of the Library Trustees for three years, one 
member of the library Trustees for one year. 

Art. 3. To choose an elector under the Will of the late 
Oliver Smith. 

Art. 4. To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" on the ques- 
tion, "Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this Town for the ensuing year ? ' ' 

Art. 5. To revise and accept the list of jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. C. To hear the reports of the various town officers 
and act thereon. 

Art. 7. To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Art. 8. To take action in relation to maintainance and 
repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 



Art. 9. To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 

Art. 10. To see what action the Town will t?ke in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Art. 12. To take action in relation to the support of the 
poor for the ensuing year. 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year, and make 
an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 14. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the care of cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith Academy 
who are of suitable age and attainments to attend high school. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for special repairs on schoolhouses. 

Art 17. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Firemen's Muster. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year, and make 
an appropriation for the same. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will authorize the borrowing 
of any money in anticipation of taxes. 



— 5 — 

Art. 21. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for lighting the public streets. 

Art. 22. To see if the Town will vote to build a grave 1 
walk on Chestnut street, from School street to the railroad, or 
any part thereof, and make an appropriation for the same, the 
Town to pay the whole cost. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will vote to build a concrete 
or gravel walk from the end of the present concrete walk on 
School street to Kmgsley's bridge or any part thereof, and 
make an appropriation for the same, said walk to be built on 
the south side of School street, and east side of Prospect street. 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main to the residence of John Kearns, and make an appro- 
priation for the same. 

Art. 25. To see if the Town will vote to build any per- 
manent roads, of stone or other material, and raise or appro- 
priate money for the same. 






Selectmen's Report. 



To the Citizens of Hatfield, Mass. ; 

GknTIvKmkn :— In accordance with the requirements of 
the Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for 
the year ending March 1, 1905, is respectfully submitted. 

POOR EXPENDITURES. 

E. Godin, board of F. J. Godin, $ 14 00 

City of Northampton, board of Sidona Vollinger, 146 00 

John Gohnzabuska, board of Charles Habakaski, 6 32 

M.J. Ryan, expense to Tewksbury with Charles 

Habakaski, 12 01 

Charles A. Byrne, 

Medical attendance, L,. H. Gould and family, 
Asa Gould, 
Charles Habakaski, 
Henry Patrick and family, 
Orcutt & O'Donnell, burial of Chester Chapman, 
David Landry, board of F. J. Godin, 
City of Northampton, 

Aid rendered A. Gendrin's family, 
Joseph Prew, 
Wm. Prew, 
Town of Goshen, aid rendered Chester Chapman, 
Howard Smith, coal for M. O'Neil, 
M. J. Ryan, groceries " 



15 


50 


8 


00 


3 


00 


26 


50 


42 


25 


101 


00 


72 


92 


125 


59 


11 


05 


34 


20 


3 


75 


8 


36 



_ 7 - 

Dickinson Hospital, board and treatment F. J. Godin, 
C. N. Clark, house rent of A. Gendrin's family, 
M. J. Ryan, car fare John McDermott, Tewksbury 
Charles A. Byrne, 

Medical attendance, Anthony Pierre, 
" Anton Polkin, 

J. D. Seymour, medical attendance, F. J. Godin, 



STATE AID. 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 



Howard & Smith, coal, 

W. D. Billings, janitor, 
cleaning, 
sawing wood, 
repairing cocks, 

E. M. Graves, repairs, 

C. G. Stowell, removing ashes, 

A. L. Strong, wood, 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Chas. A. Byrne, book, 

R. B. Eisold, binding books, 

S. E Bridgman & Co., books, 

Hatfield Magazine Club, 

W. D. Billings, cataloging books, 

J. H. Sanderson, librarian, 

H. Louisa Billings, ass't librarian, 



i, 73 


00 


70 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


1 


00 


15 


00 



$798 45 



M. N. Anderson, • $ 2 00 

Charles R. Crafts, 45 00 



$47 00 



$63 


99 


75 


00 


2 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


4 


00 


2 


25 


10 00 


$160 


74 


$ 5 


00 


32 


30 


168 


31 


.5 


00 


5 


00 


37 


00 


43 


00 



$295 CI 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

A. L. Strong, plank, 

W. H. Riley & Co., Akron tile, 

A. L. Smith, brick, 

Foster Bros., dynamite, 

J. A. Sullivan, hardware, 

Howard & Smith, cement, 

Stacey & Hager, plank, 

W. F. Boyle, sand, 

E. N. Dickinson, gravel, 

J. Mullius, sand, 

James I,. Boyle, " 

E. W. &. S. H. Field, " 

Nelson Allair, 

Frank Wilkie, stone, 

John Vollinger, " 

John Steele, 

C. H. Crafts, 

" sand 

M. J. Ryan, spikes, shovels, lanterns, etc., 



1103 


36 


52 


40 


1 


20 


2 


20 


1 


50 


10 


30 


38 


40 


4 


00 


7 


80 


5 


00 


26 


50 


1 


20 


5 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 


7 


00 



30 00 

5 00 

24 54 



$333 40 



James Ryan, 
H. Shumway, 
T. J. Ryan, 
J. S. Newman, 
F. W. Prince, 
J. S. Bardwell, 
J. C. Ryan, 
P. T. Boyle, 
W. Langdon, 
E. N. Dickinson, 
J. Mullins. 
J.J. Batzold, 
D. P. Sheehan, 



team and labor, 



1176 


35 


182 


77 


139 


68 


16 


00 


13 


12 


1 


75 


13 


75 


8 


75 


6 


75 


30 


55 


103 


36 


11 


62 


13 


12 



J. H. Ryan, 
J. Vollinger, 
W. B. Boyle, 
James L,. Boyle, 
B. Godin, 
P. J. Boyle, 

A. Morton, 
T. A. Nolan, 
M. J. Proulx, 
H. B. Bardwell, 

B. M. Warner, 
J. J. Stengline, 
Geo. Vollinger, 
W. Holden, 

J. T. Bitzgibbons 
W. Kingsley, 
John Brennan, 

C. H. Crafts, 
C. W. Wade, 

C. Iv- Graves, 

D. W. Wells, 
B, W. &S. H 
B. H. Field, 
Whalen Bros., 
T. Garvey, 
Joseph Raboin, 
D. Daley, 
John Kairn, 
David Powers, 
Martin Sinski, 
Paul Ackerly, 
Geo. Franklin, 
Geo. M. Franklin, 
M. Sperber, 

D. B. Cabin, 
W. Fox, 
Joseph Yabo, 



team and labor, 



Field, 



labor, 



9 


62 


.18 


12 


14 


87 


12 


24 


8 


75 


5 


25 




35 


13 


12 


14 


25 


5 


25 


12 


00 


8 


75 


15 


00 


5 


00 


5 


37 


2 


10 


9 


30 


28 


50 


4 


20 


4 


55 


3 


50 


15 


25 


6 


90 


3 


50 


5 


75 


46 


95 


33 


37 


3 


75 


3 


00 


3 


00 


1 


50 


7 


50 


2 


25 


7 


50 


1 


50 



40 12 

3 75 



- 10 



John Synski, 
James Orman, 
F. C. Dugal, 
Peter Borac, 
Mitchel Proulx, 

C. Murphy, 

J. H. Stodard, 
J. B. Stodard, 
F. W. Schepp, 
Peter Denlein, 
John Steele, 
J! S, Denlein, 
M. Hayes, 
P. Brennan, 
J. I,. Sheehan, 

D. P. McGrath, 
R. McGrath, 
F. Jubinville, 
A. Wickles, 
Geo. Boyle, 

J. F. Batzold, 
Iv. B. Vollinger, 
Theodore Ring, 
D. I,. Fitzgerald, 
J. A. Cutter, 



labor, 



3 


00 


5 


25 


2 


25 


3 


00 


1 


50 


4 


00 


6 


00 




75 




30 


9 


00 


8 


75 


2 


62 


12 


37 


13 


12 


40 


12 


4 


12 


4 


12 


1 


50 


10 


12 




75 


4 


50 


11 


25 


22 


50 


1 


50 


6 


00 



$1,281 64 



FERRY ROAD. 



J. J. Breor, labor, 



$12 00 



T. J. Ryan, 
J. C Ryan, 
J. Breor, 



FUSING WASHOUT ON PLAIN. 
, team and labor, 



5 5 62 
15 92 
15 92 



M. J. Proulx 

J..S. Bardwell, 

T. A. Nolan, 

W. H. Kingsley, 

D. P. Sheehan, 

Whalen Bros., 

P. Balise, 

M. Hayes, labor, 

J. F. Batzold, 

D. P. McGrath, 

J. L. Sheehan, 

P. Brennan, 

J. H. Stodard, 

J. S. Denlein, 

Peter Denlein, 

A. Wickles, 

D. Daley, 

W. Fox, 

Frank Palinski, 

John Winzel, sand, 



\\ 



team and labor, 



12 


42 


15 


92 


15 


92 


4 


72 


13 


12 


13 


12 


13 


12 


5 


62 


5 


62 


5 


62 


6 


82 


6 


82 


6 


07 


5 


32 


6 


82 


6 


82 


3 


82 


5 


32 


1 


50 


45 


00 



$236 97 



GRADING AND GRAVELING SCHOOL STREET. 



H. Shumway, 
T. J. Ryan, 
D. P. Sheehan, 
J. Ryan, 
M. W. Boyle, 
J. H. Ryan, 
J. E. Stodard, 
J. G. Smith, 
J. Mullins, 
T. A. Nolan, 
M. P. Kiley, 
Whalen Bros., 



team and labor, 



m 


30 


23 


00 


26 


25 


21 


00 


19 


25 


19 


25 


18 


90 


16 


80 


21 


00 


17 


50 


12 


60 


14 


00 



J. Carl, 
J. W. Kiley, 
B. M. Warner, 
A. H. Graves, 
A. Breor, 
J, Yollinger, 
-J. J. Slengline, 
P. Brennan, 
J. Brennan, 
J. H.Stodard, 
W. F. Ryan, 
W. Fox, 
F. W. Schepp, 
D. P. McGrath, 
J. S. Denlein, 
A. Wickles, 
M. Sperber, 
Peter Borac, 
J. Yabo, 



12 - 



team and labor, 



abor, 



14 


00 


14 


00 


10 


50 


14 


00 


13 


30 


3 


50 


3 


50 


11 


25 


9 


75 


8 


25 


1 


20 


9 


75 




75 


7 


50 


7 


50 


7 


50 


7 


50 


7 


50 


4 


50 



>39G 60 



GRAVELING OLD DEPOT ROAD. 



J. Vollinger, team ai 
J. J. Batzold, 
J. J. Stengline, 
Geo. Vollinger, 
J. S. Carl, 

C. W. Wade, 
J. S. Newman, 
H. Srmmway, 
T. J. Ryan, 

D. P. McGrath, labor 
P. Brennan, " 
John Brennan, 



d labor, 



$11 50 



7 


75 


7 


00 





50 


8 


75 


5 


25 


7 


00 


3 


50 


3 


50 


4 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 



J. S. Denlein, 
A. Wickles, 
J. H. Stodard, 



4 50 
4 50 

$3 00 

$87 25 



GRAVELING ELM STREET, 



A. Breor, team and labor, 

A. H. Graves, 

Whalen Bros., 

H. LaMountain, 

J. S. Newman, 

H. Shumway, 

C. W. Wade, 
Geo. Vollinger, 
J. J. Stengline, 
J. Vollinger, 
J. Mullins, 

D. P. Sheehan, 
D. E. Cahill, 
J. Brennan, 
J. H. Stodard, 
M. Sperber, 
P. Brennan, 
W. Fox, 
A. Wickles, 



$7 00 



7 


00 


7 


00 


7 


00 


7 


00 


7 


00 


7 


00 


3 


50 


3 


50 


5 


00 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


2 


50 



$83 00 



GRAVELING PLAIN ROAD. 



D. P. Sheehan, 
H. Shumway, 
T. J. Ryan, 
James L. Boyle, 
W. E. Boyle, 
J. Mullins, 



team and labor. 



$12 84 

22 09 

10 42 

13 42 

16 34 

16 34 



J. Vollinger, team a 

J. J. Stengline, 

J. C. Ryan, 

J. H. Ryan, 

T. A. Nolan, 

M. W. Boyle, 

P. Balise, 

Whalen Bros., 

W. H. Kingsley, 

J. L. Sheehan, labor 

M. Hayes, 

W. Fox, 

J. S. Denlein, 

P. Denlein, 

P. Brennan, 

A. Wickles, 

D. P. McGrath, 



— M — 



4 labor, 



15 


17 


3 


50 


6 


42 


5 


84 


6 


42 


10 


50 


8 


75 


3 


50 


3 


50 


10 


20 


4 


95 


4 


95 


4 20 


7 


95 


4 


20 


6 


45 


7 


50 



$205 45 



GRAVELING WEST BROOK ROAD. 



H. S. Shumway, 

T. J. Ryan, 

E. N. Dickinson, 

C. H. Crafts, 
S. E. Briggs, 
W. Connelly, 
W. Holden, 

J. Iy. Sheehan, labor 
J. Kairn, 
G. Franklin, 
J. Sodoski, 
J. K. Holt, 

D. Daley, 
T. Hanrahan, 



team and labor, 



$ 5 


75 


5 


75 


19 


00 


13 


50 


14 


00 


10 


50 


13 


25 


7 


50 


6 


00 


3 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 



$104 25 



- J* 



BREAKING SNOW ROADS 



J. S. Newman, team and labor, 

J. Ryan, 

M. J. Proulx, 

J. S. Bard well, 

C. D. Harris, 

C. H. Crafts, 
E. N. Dickinson, labor, 
John E. Boyle, 
J. Raboin, 

D. Daley, 
A. Proulx, 
A. E- Strong, 
H. Shu m way, 



&30 


35 


12 


50 


5 


25 


8 


25 


7 


50 


10 


00 


3 


00 


1 


50 


7 


50 


1 


50 




75 


2 


25 


3 


50 



$93 85 



CONCRETE WALKON SOUTH STREET. 



J. S. Bard well, 
H. Shumway, 
J. Ryan, 
P. J. Boyle, 
M. W. Boyle, 
D. P. Sheehan, 
T. J. Ryan, 
H. E. Bardwell, 
J. Godin, 
Tony Balanda, 
Panl Ackerly, 
Peter Holland, 
John Priski, 
J. Yabo, 
Peter Warnock, 
F. C. Dugal, 
M. Gogle, 
J. Orman, 



team and labor, 



labor 



f<28 


87 


23 


63 


8 


75 


13 


12 


20 


12 


4 


55 


17 


13 


3 


50 


7 


00 



12 07 
11 62 
10 12 

5 62 

13 87 

6 00 
13 87 

1 95 
75 



Jb 



W. Fox, labor, 

D. Daley, 
Peter Borac, 

P. Breunan, " 

M. Sperber, 
Mitchel Proulx, " 

F. J. Saffer, sand 

E. B. Dickinson, " 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, setting grade stakes, 
L. G. Stearns, laying concrete, 



9 


45 


8 


25 


5 


62 


1 


50 


4 


12 


7 


12 


30 


00 


35 


00 


6 


90 


690 


00 


$1,000 


50 



J. J. Batzold, 
T. J. Ryan, 
D. W.. Wells, 
A. Breor, 



MAKING SNOW PATHS. 



labor, 



WATER RATES. 



$4 


50 


6 


80 


10 


00 


7 


50 



$28 80 



H. N. Hunt, Supt., 



$490 00 



BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS. 



Wm. M. Cochran, Bond of Town Treasurer, $24 00 

Sinking Fund Treasurer, 9 00 
Tax Collector, 15 00' 



00 



MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 



C. D. Bard well, Treas,, 



$50 00 



— 17 — 
EXTENSION OF WATER MAINS. 

D. W. Wells, Treas., $450 00 

FIREMEN'S MUSTER. 
M. J. Ryan, Chief, 175 00 

SINKING FUND APPROPRIATION. 
M. J. Ryan, Treas., $861 67 

CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 
F. H. Bardwell, Treas., 1100 00 

TREE WARDEN. 
P. J. Whalen, 114 75 

STREET LIGHTS. 
The Hatfield Gas Co., $291 69 

DRAIN OLD FERRY ROAD. 



W. H. Riley & Co., akron tile, 

M. & M. R. R., freight on tile, 

Paul Ackerly, labor, 

Geo. Franklin, 

Wm. Fox, 

D. Daley, 

J. Mullins, 



$95 


20 


4 


80 


2 


25 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


5 


00 



$116 25 



— JS- 
ENEARGING WEST HATFIELD CEMETERY. 



B. P. Dwight, land, 

post, lumber and labor, 
M. H. Burke, paint, 
M. J. Ryan, cash for fence, 



$50 


.00 


15 


44 


1 


50 


3 


50 



70 44 



GRADING WEST HATFIELD SCHOOL YARD. 



J. J. Batzold, loam, 

labor, 
John Vollinger, " 
J. J. Stengline, 
A. Wickles, 
D. Daley, 

Peter Denlein, " 
Geo. Vollinger " 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



17 


40 


8 


75 


3 


50 


3 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


2 


25 


2 


25 



#30 65 



S. H. Field, School Committee, $20 00 

D. W. Wells, Water Commissioner, 10 00 

C. L. Warner, " " 10 00 

M. J. Proulx, " " 10 00 

C. L. Graves, Selectman and Overseer of Poor, 50 00 

A.'E. Harris " " " 50 00 

M. J. Ryan, " " " 125 00 

John Vollinger, Assessor, 70 00 

J. E. Day, " 76 25 

W. D. Billings, " 70 00 

Town Clerk, 400 00 

Roswell Billings, Treasurer, 100 00 



- 19 - 

R. J. Nolan, Registrar of Voters, 

T. J. Ryan, 

W. H. Belden, " 

T.W.Ryan, 

M. J. Ryan, Supt. of Highways, 

C. K. Morton, Elector, 



CONTINGENT ACCOUNT. 

Herald Job Print, printing Town Reports, 

" School *: 
H. D. Smith, services as constable, 
Herald Job Print, order book, 

ballots, 
M. J. Ryan, expenses to hearing of Highway Com. 
postage on Town Reports, 

E. S. Warner, quarenteening animals, 

" inspecting beeves, 

" animals, 

H. N. Hunt, painting road machine, 
J. T. Burke, serving Selectmen's warrants, 
W. L,angdon, plow, 

W. H. Riley & Co., iron fence on School street, 
Goods Roads Machinery Co., road machine, 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid, grading walk, School yard, 
Iy. G. Stearns, laying concrete, school yard, 

" crosswalk, Main street, 

F. W. Prince, Fish Warden, 

J. Iy. Day, cash paid, blanks and postage, 

M. Antoinette Morton, land damage building dike, 

C. D. Bardwell, care town clock, 

janitor town hall, 
J. T. Burke, constable, 
W. D. Billings, copying valuation book, ■ 

cash paid on express, 



8 .00 


2 00 


10 00 


10 00 


250 00 


10 00 



11,281 25 



#60 


80 


26 


60 


1 


00 


5 


50 


1 


50 


7 


50 


2 


66 


22 


00 


36 


85 


88 


25 


9 


00 


6 


00 


7 00 


52 


80 


230 00 


7 


00 


18 


60 


23 


10 


]0 


00 


2 


00 


50 


00 


20 


75 


30 00 


2 


00 


13 


00 


2 


00 



— 20 — 

Iv. H. Kingsley, copying valuation book, 
S. W. Kingsley, repairing road machine, 

'• constable, 

serving dog warrant, 

" truant officer, 

E. C. & E. B. Davis, surveys and expense in con- 

nection with river bank dike, 
Henry Shaw, law book, 
Chas. A. Byrne, antitoxine treatment, 
Coburn & Graves, disinfecting, 
The Carter Ink Co., record ink, 
A. H. Breor, ballot clerk, 
A. P. Graves, 
Geo. S. Belden, 
D. P. McGrath, 

F. H. Bardwell, 

The Hatfield Gas Co., lighting Memorial building, 

town hall, 
Silas Porter, land damage, building dike, 
The Scarborough Co., map of Massachusetts, 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid on express, 
W. H. Riley & Co., repairing gas fixtures, 
W. D. Billings, recording, copying, and indexing 

births, marriages and deaths, 
W. D. Billings, notifying town officers, 
K. P. Lyman, repairs at town hall, 
J. J. Howard, oil 

J. D. Seymour, M. D., returning births, 
Osmyn Baker, 
W.F.Collins, 
J. C. Fahey, 

J. S. Wells, truant officer, 
J. A. Sullivan, lock for town hall, 
City of Northampton, tally sheets, Nov. election, 
A. E. Addis, legal service tax collector, 



13 


00 


16 


25 


2 


00 


6 


00 


8 


00 


76 


35 


2 


15 


14 


00 


5 


50 


1 


23 


4 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


4 00 


4 00 


30 


69 


8 


13 


35 


00 


1 


90 


1 


20 


1 


55 


43 


90 


2 


00 


3 


00 




20 


1 


25 




25 




50 




25 


2 


50 


3 


50 


4 00 


4 00 



11,040 21 



-2J — 

APPROPRIATIONS, 1904. 
Poor, 



Memorial Building, 

Public library, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Sidewalk on School Street, 

Town Officers' Salaries, 

Water rates, 

Bonds Town Officers, 

Memorial Day, 

Extention Water Main 

Firemen's Muster, 

Street Lights, 

Drain Old Ferry Road, 

West Hatfield Cemetery, 

Grading West Hatfield School Yard, 

Care of Cemeteries. 

Making Snow Paths, 

Contingent Balance in Treasury 



- RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN BY 
THE SELECTMEN. 



Poor, 
State Aid, 
Memorial Building, 
Public Library, 
Highways and Bridges, 
Concrete sidewalk, 
Town officers' salaries, 
Water rates, 
Bonds for town officers, 
Memorial Day, 
Extension of water main, 



$800 


00 


150 


00 


300 


00 


3,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,400 


00 


500 


00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


450 


00 


75 


00 


500 00 


150 


00 


75 


00 


60 


00 


100 


00 


50 


00 


3,370 28 


-111,580 


28 



$ 798 


45 


47 


00 


160 


74 


295 


61 


2,740 


56 


1,000 


50 


1,281 


25 


490 


00 


48 


00 


50 


00 


450 


00 



22 - 



Firemen's Muster, 

Sinking Fund, 

Tree Warden, 

Street lights, 

Drain old ferry road, 

Enlarging West Hatfield Cemetery, 

Grading West Hatfield school yard. 

Care of cemeteries, 

Fire Department, 

Breaking snow roads, 

Making snow paths, 

Contingent expenses, 



75 


00 


861 


67 


14 


75 


291 


69 


116 


25 


70 


44 


30 


65 


100 


00 


48 


50 


93 


85 


28 


80 


1,040 


21 


#10,133 


92 



-23 — 

LIST OF JURORS REPORTED MARCH 1905. 

O. Stanley Graves, John J. Stengline, 

Charles S. Shattuck, Edward B. Dickinson, 

Thomas W. Ryan, John F. O'Dea 

John M. Strong, Joseph S. Wells, 

John Denlein Michael W. Boyle, 

I y evi Iv. Pease, Nelson Allaire, 

John Foley, Michael P. Kiley, 

George M. Donaldson, Murray B. Graves, 

Charles D. Harris, John F. Leary, 

Frank Iy. Betsold, Samuel F. Billings, 
Charles E. Pfiefler. 

M. J. RYAN, 
C. L. GRAVES, 
C. H. CRAFTS, 

Selectmen of Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 

■E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 2nd, 1905. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Roswell Billings, Treasurer \ In Account with the Town 
of Hatfield. 

DR. 



To balance on hand, 8 


1,956 72 


To cash rec'd from J. S. Wells, collector, 


L8,960 00 




D. W. Wells, Treas., W. C, 


2,663 68 




State support of Paupers, 


60 00 




" School Supt.. 


400 00 




Transportation Board of Charity, 


3 15 




Burial of State Paupers, 


15 00 




Corporation Tax, 


288 10 




' National Bank Tax, 


922 23 




' Military Aid, 


28 00 




St. Railway Tax, 


452 19 




Comp. of Ins. of Animals, 


33 50 




Board of Charity, 


3 15 




' School Fund, 


651 94 




County refunding of Dog Fund, 


164 66 




City of Northampton, tuition, 


130 00 




City of Boston, tuition, 


36 50 




Dist. Court, fines and forfeitures 


, 10 00 




Cemetery Lot, West Brook, 


5 00 




" Center, No. 8 


50 




" " " No. 144, 


50 



25- 



To Cash from Jacob Carl, concrete walk acct., 




$112 66 




' Smith Academy, " 




50 89 




Chas. J. Boylan, trustee, con. wlk. 


ac. 


, 108 31 




Hugh Mcleod, 


i t 


54 81 




C. M. Barton, 


i i 


43 93 




' Joseph Smith, " 


" 


3 48 




' H. S. Hubbard, coal acct., 




22 50 




' School acct., 




80 




Rent of Town Hall, 




62 50 




' Pool License, 




2 00 




' Anthony Pierre, 




6 00 




W. Hat' fid Cemetery Appropriation, 


75 00 




$27,327 70 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS, 

May 11. First National Bank, 2mo. 

interest, 5 per cent., $1,000 00 

June 24. First National Bank, 15 days 

interest 5 per cent., 2,000 00 

July 1. LoringTolman &Tupper, 8mo. 

interest 3 , 5 8 , 4,000 00 



$7,000 



$34,327 70 



CR. 



By cash paid Selectmen's Orders, $10,133 94 

School Com. " 6,089 32 

State Tax, 1,075 00 

Repairs State Highway, 19 40 

County Tax, 2,874 00 

Fees and Expenses, 17 21 

Interest on Water Bonds, 1,920 00 

" temporary loans, 126 03 

" outstanding " 176 00 



-26 — 

By cash paid Holyoke Savings Bank, 

Pine Bridge and Fill acct. #1,000 00 
Jose Parker & Co., Brad- 
street Fill acct., 600 00 
Balance in Treasury, 1,296 80 

125,327 70 



BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY LOANS. 

April 1. First National Bank, 

(Old Note) $2,000 00 
July 4. First National Bank, 3,000 00 

March 1, 1905. Coring Tolman and 

Tupper, 4,000 00 

#9,000 00 



* 34,327 70 

IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WELLS, COLLECTOR. 
1900 ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To uncollected taxes, #73 40 

CR. 

By uncollected taxes, 73 40 

1902 ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To cash received, $125 95 

— #125 95 





-27- 






CR. 




3y uncollected taxes, 




$118 84 


Interest on " 




7 11 



$125 95 



1903 ACCOUNT. 



DR. 



To cash received, $2,795 19 

Order of abatement, 89 26 

Uncollected taxes, 265 58 



$3,150 03 



CR. 



By uncollected taxes, $3,117 33 

Interest on " 32 70 



$3,150 03 



1904 ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To cash received, $16,038 86 

Discount, 250 86 

Orders of abatement. 32 62 

Uncollected taxes, 1,984 64 



118,306 98 



CR. 



By Assessor's Warrant, $18,039 64 

Addition to ' ' 208 76 

Interest collected, 58 58 

$18,306 98 



-28- 
SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNTS. 

DR. 



CR. 



y uncollected taxes, 


#2,323 62 


Due from Pauper Account, 


12 32 


" State Aid, 


47 00 


" City of Northampton Pauper 




Acct. 


8 00 


" Sidewalk Assessments, 


93 52 


Balance in Treasury, 


1,296 80 




$3,781 26 



OUTSTANDING NOTES. 



DR 



Holyoke Savings Bank, 

Pine Bridge and Fill Acct., $1,000 00 

Jose Parker & Co., 

Bradstreet Fill Acct., 1,800 00 

$2,800 00 



WATER FUND. 



DR. 



Thirty years, 4 per cent Water Bonds, $48,000 00 



— 29- 

CR. 

Sinking Fund, 8,225 81 

ROSWBIvIv BIIvLINGS, Treasurer. 

I have this day examinad the books and accounts of the 
Town Treasurer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 8, 1905. 



Water Commissioners' Report, 



The following is respectfully submitted as the ninth 
annual report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received the past year as follows : 

Balance of cash from last year's account, 
Town grant for North Street extension, 
Cash from collection of Water Rates, 



We have paid the pas t year as follows : 

Town Treasurer, from water rates, 

balance oti North St. extension, 
Construction of North St. extension, 
Improvement on reservoir, 
Harry N. Hunt, for collections, 

for labor and cash paid, 
Norwood Engineering Co., service boxes, 
Frary Bros., damage on wheel, 
Balance cash on hand, 

$3,880 71 

There are now 286 connections with private property, 81 
hydrants for fire protection, 5 water tanks, water in five school 
buildings and in Memorial Hall. 

There has been laid the past year 874 feet of 4 in. pipe on 
North Street, at a cost of 1393.68, and needed improvements 
and extension of pipe at the reservoir, costing $493.87. 



* 12 


78 


450 00 


3,417 


93 


#3,880 


71 


$2,663 


68 


56 


32 


393 


68 


493 


87 


102 


54 


94 


20 


34 20 


5 


00 


37 


22 



-31 - 

There is now 

18,781 feet of 8 in. pipe, 

47,786 feet of 6~ in. pipe, 

23,853 feet of 4 in. pipe, 

1,320 feet of 2 in. pipe, 

6,614 feet of 1 in. pipe, 

1,070 feet of ^in. pipe, 



Total, 99,425 feet, or about 18 and 4.5 miles of pipe, and 
23 |§J) acres of land in connection with the reservoir, making 
the cost of ths entire system to March 1, 1905, $53,273.32. 

C. Iv. WARNER, ) Hatfield 

D. W. WELLS', [■ Water 
M. J. PROUEX, ) Commissio7iers. 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them 
correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield. March 3, 1905. 



Collector's Report. 



J. S. Wells, Collector, in account with the Town of Hatfield. 

1900. 

DR. 

To Uncollected Taxes, $73 40 

CR. 



By Uncollected Taxes, 


73 40 









00 00 


1902. 






DR. 






To Uncollected Taxes, 


$118 84 




Interest Collected, 


7 11 


$125 95 






CR. 






By Cash paid Roswell Billings, Treas., 




$125 95 


1903. 






DR. 






To Uncollected Taxes, 


$3,117 33 




Interest Collected, 


32 70 


$3,150 03 



-33 
CR. 



By Cash to Roswell Billings, Treas., 12,795 79 
Assessor's Order of Abatement, 89 26 

Uncollected Taxes, 265 58 



1904. 


VPU,±tJ\J \JV 


DR. 




To Assessor's Warrant, 


$18,039 64 


Additional, 


208 76 


Interest Collected, 


58 58 




*1Q QOfi 03 




<iP-LO,Ov/U VO 


CR. 




By Cash to R. Billings, Treasurer, 


116,038 86 


Discount, on tax, 


250 86 


Assessor's Order of Abatement, 


32 62 


Uncollected Taxes, 


1,984 64 

Jfe1« 3P.fi Q« 



Town Clerk's Report. 



The Vital Statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1904 are as follows : 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 



NO. 


MAI,BS 


FFMi 


6 


2 


4 


2 


1 


1 


7 


5 


2 


4 


3 


1 


7 


5 


2 


7 


6 


1 


4 


. 3 


1 


4 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


8 


6 


2 


1 


1 






Total, 



52 



35 



17 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



NO. 

Born in the United States, 22 

Poland, 17 

Germany, 5 

Hungary, 3 

Ireland, 3 

Bohemia, 1 

Canada, 1 



FATHER MOTHER 



22 
17 
5 
3 
3 
1 
1 



25 
19 
3 
3 
1 
1 




Total, 



52 



52 



52 



-35- 

BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 

1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 



37 3G 46 49 47 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

NO. 

January, 2 

February, 1 

April, 3 

May, 1 

June, . 2 

July, 3 

September, 1 

October, 2 

November, 2 

' Total, 17 

First marriage of both parties, 15 

Second marriage of groom, 1st bride, 2 

17 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 37 and 20 years of 
age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 36 and 16 years of 
age respectively. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



Born in the United States, 
Poland, 
Hungary, 
Ireland, 



GROOM 


BRII 


6 


6 


7 


7 


3 


3 


1 


1 


17 


17 



-36- 
MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 

1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 



20 



20 



28 



21 



24 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 



NO. 


MALES 


FEMALES 


1 


1 





1 





1 


5 


4 


1 


6 


3 


3 


4 


2 


2 


3 


1 


2 


3 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


2 


2 





1 


1 





1 


1 






Total, 



29 



18 



11 





NO. 


MALES 


FEMALES 


Uuder 1 year of Age, 


6 


3 


' 3 


Between 1 and 5 years, 


3 





3 


" 5 " 10 " 


2 


1 


1 


" 10 " 20 " 











41 20 " 30 " 


1 





1 


" 30 " 40 " 


1 


1 





Between 40 and 50 years, 











50 " 60 " 


5 


5 





60 " 70 " 


5 


3 


2 


70 " 80 " 


4 


3 


1 


80 " 90 " 


2 


2 






29 



18 



11 



— 37 — 

Age of the oldest person deceased (male) 88 years, 11 
months, 10 days. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS DECEASED. 

NO. 

Born in the United States, 21 

Ireland, 4 

Germany, 2 

Canada, 2 

29 
DEATHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YFARS. 
1899 1900 190] 1902 1903 



26 31 33 28 24 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the State 
Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Erysipelas, 1 

Measles, 1 

Cholera Infantum, 2 

CONSTITUTION AL DISEASES. 

Cancer, 1 

Apoplexy, 2 

Disease Heart, 1 

Dropsy, 1 

Menigitis, 1 



-38- 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Epilepsy, 

Disease Liver, 

Ulceration Intestines, 

Brights Disease, 

Pneumonia, 

Convulsions, 

Cerebrites, 

Tabes Dorsalis, 

Bronchitis, 

Iya Grippe, 2 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Old Age, 1 

Infantile Debility, 1 

Stillborn, 2 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Burns, 1 

Railroad Accident, 1 

Electric Road Accident, 1 

SUICIDE. 

Drowning, 1 

Total 29 

NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 

John McGrath, Mrs. Minerva Belden Anderson 

Alfred Cleaval, Nellie F. Casten, 

Martin Zoller, Jeanie Winters, 

Daniel Garvey, Andrew Hanakan, 

Domincia Cichy, Albert H. Webber, 



-39- 

Leo. V. Lamontaigne, Georgiana Jubinville, 

Mrs. Mary Wells Billings, Mitchel Proulx, 

Arnold M. Peck, (Infant) Anna Whalen, 

.Esther Lamontaigne, Kartan Tanganski, 

Caroline Vollinger, Krastus F. Billings, 

Francis Mosher, Luman M. Moore, 

Richard Phillips, Conrad Wickles, 

Infant son of Alex Prusinosky, Mrs. Ellen Merrick Boyle, 
Asa B. Gould, residence, Northampton, 
Geo. E. Jewet, residence, Bangor, Me. 

DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending 
November 30, 1904, with the receipts and settlement of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows : 

94 Male Dogs at 12.00 each, $188 00 

4 Female Dogs at $5.00 each, 2 00 

$208 00 

1 transferred, 

Less fees 99 dogs at 20 cents each, $19 80 



Amount paid County Treasurer June 1 and 

December 1, 1904, $188 20 

Amount received for dog licenses for the five previous years, 
1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 



286 00 $204 00 $221 00 $211 00 $204 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM D. BILLINGS, Town Clerk, 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the following amounts deposited to the credit of 
the Sinking Fund : 

Amherst Savings Bank, 

Northampton Institution for Savings, 

Haydenville Savings Bank, 

Nonotuck Savings Bank, 

Florence Savings Bank, 

Greenfield Savings Bank, 

Town of Hatfield, Water Bond, 

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co., Bond, 



M. J. RYAN, ) Sinking 

R. M. WOODS, [ Fund 

E. S. WARNER, ) Commissioners. 



I have this day examinad the vouchers of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor, 
Hatfield, March 2, 1905, 



$1,362 


40 


1,228 


69 


1,100 


13 


1.182 


98 


1,056 


45 


295 


16 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


$8,225 


81 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



-OF THE- 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



-OF THE- 



Town of Hatfield 



MASSACHUSETTS. 



-FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH J, 1905 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, Chairman, 1906. 

JOHN J. BATZOLD, Secretary, 1905. 

LAWRENCE A. POWERS, 1907. 

WILLIAM H. CUMMINGS, Supt. 



Truant Officers* 

WILLIAM H. CUMMINGS. JOSEPH S. WELLS. 

Authorized to sign Certificates for childi en between the 
ages of 14 and 16. 

WILLIAM H. CUMMINGS. 



REPORT. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



AVAILABLE FOR USE OF THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 



State School Fund, 




$ 651 94 


" for 


Superintendent, 


400 00 


City of Northampton, 




130 00 


City of- Boston, 




36 50 


Dog Fund, 




164 66 


Town Appropriation i 


tor Superintendent, 


240 00 


< < < i 


" Schools, 


2,800 00 


< < a 


" Repairs, 


1,000 00 


a l < 


" Tuition, Smith Academy, 


500 00 


a ( ( 


" School Supplies, 


300 00 


Supplies sold, 




23 00 



$6,246 10 

ORDERS DRAWN ON THE TOWN TREASURER. 

TEACHING. 

Margaret A. Allaire, $360 00 

Mary E. Breor, 336 00 

Katherine W. Day, 372 75 

Margaret A. Ryan, 312 00 

Mrs. I,. A. Powers, 238 00 

Miss Carrie H. Warner, 338 00 



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Mary C. Pollard, 

Jessie D. Penniman, 

Nora M. Connery, 

Lillian I, Proulx, 

M. Arvilla Sampson, 

Care of Building, 

Howard & Smith, coal, 

G. A. Danforth, 

James Bardwell, drawing coal, 

John J. Batzold, 

A. L. Strong, wood, 
H. S. Hubbard, w T ood and sawing, 
School supplies, books, paper, etc., 
W. H. Riley & Co., furnaces and repairs, 
Harry N. Hunt, labor, 
Edgar P. Lyman, 

B. M. Graves, 

C. I. Stowel, 
F. G. Batzold, 

John J. Batzold, " and supplies, 

L. A. Powers, 
Shumway & Riley, 
Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, 
McCallum & Co., clocks, 

Foster Bros., mdse., 

Thomas Charmbury, Music Teacher, 

Urania G. Barrows, *' " 

Lepha N. Kingsley, Drawing " 

Mrs. L. H. Kingsley, Carving Teacher, 

Lillian V. Whiting, Drawing " 

W. H. Cummings, Superintendent, 

R. M. Woods, Treas., Tuition Smith Academy 

Herald Job Printing Co., order book, 

School Exhibit, 

Teachers attending teachers' meetings, 

M. J. Ryan, mdse., 

W. H. Cummings, typewriter, 



120 


00 


240 


00 


348 


00 


96 


00 


10 


00 


261 


60 


260 


13 


118 


22 


11 


86 


8 


00 


38 


75 


17 


25 


365 


38 


668 


91 


10 


13 


7 


40 


5 


75 


1 


50 


7 


25 


35 


00 


12 


95 


7 


55 


15 


18 


9 


00 


1 


20 


50 


00 


100 


00 


30 


00 


11 


00 


83 


34 


480 


00 


500 


00 


5 


50 


28 


63 


26 


45 


4 


52 


12 


80 



7 


50 


5 


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16 


89 


2 


60 


25 


00 


25 


00 


15 


00 


15 


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11 


28 


*6,Q89 


27 


1156 


83 




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Anton Wickles, labor, school yard, 

U A. Powers, 

Cleaning Schoolhouses, 

H. S. Hubbard, cash for record books and paper, 

" School census and supply com., 

" School Committee, 

John J. Batzold 
Iy. A. Powers, " 

J. H. Howard, mdse., 



Balance of School Fund in Treasury, 



The above report includes all bills belonging to the school 
department, for the year ending March 1, 1905. 

The account shows a balance unexpended of 1156.83. 

The school buildings are now in reasonably good condi- 
tion, but the Center Intermediate room needs new seats and 
desks. Of course, things are constantly wearing out and 
need repairing. 

In the past year four new furnaces have been placed in 
the Hill and Center buildings, and have given good satis- 
faction. 

For the coming year we recommend an appropriation of 
*4,000.00 for Public Schools, and $500.00 for tuition at Smith 
Academy. 

For the School Committee, 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, 

Chairman. 



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Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Committee of Hatfield, 

Gentlemen : — The Superintendent herewith presents his 
report, the fourth of the present incumbent and the fourteenth 
in the series of Superintendents' Annual Reports. 

IN GENERAL. 

In the main the year's work may be considered quite 
satisfactory. The teachers have been faithful in the discharge 
of their duties, and have endeavored to inspire in their pupils 
a love for the right, to train them to good habits of work and 
to instill in their minds a desire for knowledge. 

Our schools are not perfect, even with the improvements 
that are possible they would not be, for no school system ever 
can be, but good progress has been made throughout the year. 

THE THREE R'S. 

While no subject required by law to be taught in the 
public schools is neglected, the three R's and spelling are re- 
ceiving special attention. Through experiment, discussion 
and various methods there is constant effort for improvement 
in all these subjects. 

Reading is the most useful and common means of' ac- 
quiring knowledge. Emphasis is placed on this subject by 
insisting that all articulation of printed or oral language on 



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every subject treated in school shall be clear and intelligent. 
The Ward system of teaching reading is used in the first four 
grades with increasingly good results. 

After using both the vertical and slant systems of writing, 
I am now convinced that the following plan would be an im- 
provement over either system used exclusively : Use the 
vertical system in the first four grades, but a slant system 
from that time on. The vertical system has no equal for se- 
curing legibility. This habit would become fixed by the end 
of the fourth year. A slant system introduced at that time 
would give speed and fix the hand for practical work, 

In arithmetic, emphasis is placed on the practical features 
of the subject, and the effort is constantly made to render the 
pnpil familiar with the use of the subjects in the every -day 
transactions of common life. 

THE SCHOOL EXHIBIT. 

The school exhibit will be held in Hadley this year. This 
will be an advantage in one way, as the room in which it is 
held was planned for such a purpose and is well adapted to it. 

The attendance at the exhibit has been good each time, 
but we think the faithful work of teachers and pupils deserves 
a better attendance still. If every pupil feels sure that his 
friends will see his work, this will spur him to his best effort, 
and in this way the exhibit will become a greater means of 
help to the pupils, for whose benefit after all the exhibit is 
chiefly intended. I believe that children feel more deeply than 
we think the indifference of parents to their work and in- 
terests. They sometimes lose courage and grow indifferent 
because their friends do not seem to care whether they do well 
or ill, 



— 50 — 

* 

Parents may feel sure that they will see at the exhibit 
some specimen of the work of their child in some form or an- 
other, as the rule is carefully adhered to that every child in 
school shall have some work of his own on exhibition. 

It is another rule that the work shall go from the pupil 
directly to the exhibit without correction from the teacher — 
that it shall be a fair representative of what the child can do. 
On account of this rule uncorrected mistakes will appear more 
or less. 

PRIZE STORIES. 

The prizes for original stories have so emphasized the 
work in English in the schools that the subject seems to me 
to deserve notice in this report. I give below a paper, a copy 
of which has been sent to each teacher in the two towns, set- 
ting forth the more important directions under which this 
work is done, as, perhaps, a good way to present the subject. 
I also give two prize stories written by Hatfield pupils, one 
last year and the other the 3 7 ear before. These papers will 
give some idea of the work and its results. 

The rule has been made that a winner of a prize will not 
compete a second time. This has seemed to be fot the greatest 
good to the greatest number. 

DIRECTIONS FOR PREPARING THE 
PRIZE STORIES. 

Friends are taking a special interest in the work in Eng- 
lish that is being done in our schools. This appears in part 
in the prizes that are offered for best stories. Two prizes of 
$2.50 each are offered by Dr. Smith of Hadley, to be awarded 



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at our next exhibit. We must avail ourselves of the advantage 
which this interest gives us. The enthusiasm of friends and 
the offer of prizes will help you to rouse your pupils to greater 
effort. If you are interested, your pupils will be infected with 
your enthusiasm. If you are indifferent, your pupils will be 
likewise. 

What is contemplated is nothing more than every school 
should aim to accomplish, viz : to train the pupil to write and 
speak correctly, and to express his thoughts clearly and 
forcibly. 

The methods used in practice throughout the year may 
differ widely, but the following rules must be observed in 
writing the final story that is to go before the judges : 

The 5th, 6th and 7th grades will compete for one prize — 
the 8th and 9th for the other. 

Use perfectly plain paper. If it should contain any mark, 
this might suggest to the judges from what town or school the 
writer belongs. 

The merits of the stories will be determined on the fol- 
lowing basis: Spelling, 10 percent.; penmanship, 10 per 
cent. ; neatness, 10 percent.; the common grammatical rules — 
punctuation, capitalization, etc., 10 per cent.; diction, 20 per 
cent, and originality, 40 per cent. 

The writer will sign his assumed name, the teacher will 
make a list of all such names in her school, write the real 
name opposite, give this list to the superintendent when the 
stories are handed him, letting no one else know the name of 
a writer. 



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The final story must have been written in the presence 
of the teacher and must be original. The teacher will read 
each story with care with reference to this feature of the work 
before passing it in. (Explain to pupils what originality is 
and by what per cent, each element will be rated.) 

In writing the final story the pupil is not to receive any 
help or suggestion of any kind. (This should be explained 
to pupils.) 

All stories should be handed in not later' than April 21. 

Instruction in the use of good English should be given 
in all the grades. Also the pupils in all the grades should 
have frequent practice in writing original stories. 

THE RESCUE OF "LITTLE SISTER. 

In the olden days before Columbus discovered America, 
there roamed the woods "The Great River." 

On the north side lived the Northern Indians and on the 
south side lived the Southern Indians. These tribes were in 
trouble about one little Indian pappoose whom they called 
"Little Sister." The right owners of Little Sister were the 
Southeners but, you see, the Northeners had her and they 
were struggling to get her back. So there was trouble. 

Among the Southerners was a young brave and he was 
resolved to get Little Sister back. He white washed his 
canoe, took his tomahawk, and told his mother he was going 
hunting. Then he got into his canoe and paddled across the 
Great River. It was not a long time before he reached the 
other side. 



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He hid his canoe in the bushes and waited to see what 
would happen. The light of the fire soon blazed up and he 
watched the men eating their supper. 

As the meat was being carried away he grew more and 
more impatient. At last came the Indian war dance. The 
dancers jumped up and took their places and the dance 
began. At first they moved slowly and then faster and 
faster until it broke into fierce yelling and screaming and 
the Indians shout as if fighting a battle. 

After awhile the men were all asleep on the grass and he 
heard a voice saying "L,ittle Sister must sleep out doors. 
The wigwam is crow T ded." His brave heart thrilled with 
delight as he said to himself, "I will not go home till I have 
her." 

His courage failed a little as he saw two squaws bring 
out her blanket and each take a seat beside her. Pretty soon 
one squaw began to get sleepy and soon she was asleep. 
Quick as a flash our brave had his boat set in the river and 
was back in an instant. All of a sudden he sprang out of 
the bushes, caught Iyittle Sister and sprang to his boat. 

Placing her in it he went shooting off like a streak of 
lightning. 

The Indians watching his canoe mistook it for a white 
cap, so, safely he reached the other side. 

The bonfires burned, glad cries and screams went upon 
the air, as L,ittle Sister was borne into her tent. 

MATILDA JANE GREY, 

Grade V. 



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UNCLE JIM'S DREAM. 

One night last winter, we boys and girls w 7 ere left alone 
with Uncle Jim. We had decided at supper (that was before 
he came,) that we would not let him leave the house, until, 
he had told us the dream that he started to tell Ned, when 
they were out on the maple lot. 

Uncle Jim arrived very early as he always did, but for a 
long time everybody forgot about the dream, until bashful 
little Jennie, who had said hardly anything, asked Uncle Jim 
to tell us a story. Naturally he could not keep quiet at this, 
so we soon heard from him, "Oh! yes, I know Uncle Jim will 
tell us that dream he started to tell me the other day, only he 
didn't finish it, because Mr. Brown came, and he had to go 
with him " 

"Well, if you kids will keep quiet and sit still, I will 
tell you the dream. I think it was a pretty, queer dream for 
a man like me. I don't say that I do not enjoy a base-ball 
game because I do, but I don't see what made me dream of 
one in the middle of winter.'' 

"Please tell us the dream, because I am awfully sleepy 
and want to go to bed" came from one of the boys. 

It's coming, keep still if you want to hear it. I dream- 
ed that I had been haying, and had gotten so awfully tired 
out, that I went over under the apple tree to lie down. Be- 
fore I go any further, where is Jerry? Ah! hello old dog. 
Shake a paw. I w T as so tired that soon I fell asleep. Of 
course I don't know how long I slept, but the first I heard 
Jerry ask — "all the players here." I turned to see seventeen 
impatient dogs all clustering around Jerry. All the players 
seemed there except one, who soon appeared, with two balls, 
a bat, and two or three gloves." 



— 55 — 

The game was soon begun with Jerry as one of the pitchers 
and there was one of the funniest little pug-dog playing short- 
stop you ever saw. Jerry, informed this pug-dog that if the 
ball came towards him all he'd have to do was to lie down in 
front of it and if he stopped it, the dog would be out." 

' 'Finally two of the dogs got out and it came Jerry's turn 
to bat. One of the funny things of this game was, that when 
a dog got up to bat, it did not make any difference how many 
strikes he had, he staid at the bat till he hit the ball. Most 
of the dogs whert they did hit the ball, only sent it three or four 
feet and they didn't mean to make sacrifices either, but it was 
not so with Jerry ; he took the club and I guess he must have 
had fifteen strikes, but at last he hit that ball and it went right 
over the pug-dog's head and was just going to drop, I thought, 
into the left fielders paws, and I turned to hear Pete's voice 
asking me, 'if I was a goin' ta help him load that hay.'" 

"JEMINY JONES." 



DONORS AND WINNERS OF PRIZES. 

In 1902 Dr. F. H. Smith proposed the plan, in order to 
improve the school work in English, of awarding prizes to 
the pupils of Hadley and Hatfield for best original stories and 
offered two of 12 50 each, one to be competed for by the three 
highest grades, the other by the next three grades. Fannie 
G. Allen, of Hadley, won the prize for the higher grades and 
Francis B. Woods, of Hatfield, won the other. 

In 1903 Rev. R. M. Woods offered the same prizes. They 
were won by Mary B. Woods and Frances B. Woods both 



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of Hatfield. Mr. Woods then made a second gift to be used 
as second prizes, which were awarded to Paul C. Comins and 
Edith E. Scott, both of Hadley. 

For the present year Dr. F. H. Smith again offers the 
two prizes. 

Of the three judges one has been chosen from each town 
and one from outside. The examination of the stories is so 
arranged that it is not possible that the judges should receive 
any hint as to who the author may be, and hence cannot be 
influenced consciously or unconsciously by such knowledge. 



SINGING AND DRAWING. 

That the fine arts have not been neglected will be seen 
by reading the reports of the supervisors of vocal music and 
drawing. The work in these departments is of a high order. 

CONCLUSION. 

In closing I desire to express my gratitude to the people 
for their courteous treatment in my official relations with 
them, to the teachers for their hearty and effective co-opera- 
tion, the school committee for their kindly assistance and 
hearty support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CUMMINGS, 

Supt. of Schools. 



Drawing. 



Mr. IV. H. dimming s, 

Dear Sir : — In consideration of the change of drawing 
outline this year, the teachers and scholars have shown en- 
thusiasm and progress in the course of work. 

The child is taught to draw objects about him, in his 
work, in his play, and learns to express in a few strokes the 
objects, of interest. The development correlates with all his 
studies. 

We learn from year to year that drawing takes its place 
as one of the strong points in the education of the child. 

If we develope an appreciation for the beautiful in every 
object out of doors and in, we certainly have opened a new 
life for the child. 

Can he to-day but become awakened to a sense of how 
close he lives to nature and God, tasks in life will be more 
enlightened and free. 

Do we find many artists in the schools ? That is not the 
point, but we are endeavoring to awaken a lasting brightness. 

To keep with the progress of the child, his work should 
be seen by all interested. 

Respectfully submitted, 

UIvUAN V. WHITING. 



Vocal Music, 



Mr. W. H. Cummings, Superintendent of Schools : 

I submit this brief report regarding the department of 
Vocal Music in the schools of Hatfield : 

The studies of the school curriculum are valuable, as they 
aid in developing thought and the ability to express thought. 
The child intelligent in musical language has one more avenue 
through which he can concentrate thought, cultivate the im- 
agination, and strengthen the emotional nature. 

Educators are recognizing the value of music as a disci- 
plinary study— The child who sings a new exercise without 
the aid of teacher or instrument, and masters the combined 
problems of time and tune, manifests well disciplined thought 
action. 

The 68th Annual Report of the State Board of Education 
recently presented to the Legislature, contained nine recom- 
mendations. The seventh recommendation was as follows : 
"That Music be made a more substantial study in the High 
Schools.'' 

Our aim is to present the subject systematically and re- 
cognize the same principles in teaching music as are applied 
in other studies. 

The individual work, already begun, is continued. In no 
study as in music is it possible and unavoidable for the pupils, 



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working classwise, to depend upon a few leaders. In this 
proportion is the requirement of individual effort justifiable. 
The ready response and willing effort on the part of the indi- 
vidual pupils have greatly aided in the work. 

A large portion of the music period is required in learning 
to read the language. This is simply a means to an end. The 
expressive side of the study should be ever before us, and our 
aim to develop a love for and appreciation of the best music. 

The co-operation of the regular teacher in the work, de- 
termines the real value that each pupil gains from the music 
in the schools. 

I wish to express hearty appreciation of the efficient work 
of the teachers and of their earnest support in my efforts. 

We cordially invite parents and friends to inspect the 
work. 

Respectfully, 

URANIA G. BURROWS. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



-OF THE- 



Town of Hatfield 




FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH I, 1906 



100(3 

HERALD JOB PRINT 

NORTHAMPTON 

MASS. 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 19, 1906, 



Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside at said 



meeting. 



Article 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers for 
the ensuing year, including one member of the School Com- 
mittee for three years, one member of the board of Waiter 
Commissioners for 'three years, one member of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners for three years, one member of the 
Library Trustees for three years, one Elector, under the will 
of the late Oliver Smith, Esq. To vote on the question "Yes 
or No'' shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this town for the ensuing year. 

Article 3. To revise and accept the list of Jurors report- 
ed by the Selectmen. 

.Article 4. To hear the reports of the various Town 
Officers and act thereon. 

Artiole 5. To receive and pass on town accounts. 
Article 6. To take action in relation to maintenance 
and repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 

Article 7. To take action an relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 8. To see what action the town will take in re- 
lation to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 9. To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for Memorial Day, 



Article 10. To take action in relation to the support of 
the poor for the ensuing year. 

Article n. To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
music in .the public schools for the ensuing year, and make 
an appropriation for the same. 

Article 112. To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for the care of cemeteries' for the ensuing year. 

Article 13. To see if the town will appropriate money 
for the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children in Smith 
Academy, who are of suitable age and attainments to attend 
High School. 

Article 14. To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for repairs on school houses. 

Article 15. To see if' the town will make an appropria- 
tion for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Article 16. To see if the town will make an apprepria- 
tion for Firemen's Muster. 

Article 17. To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the Public Schools the ensuing year, and make 
an appropriation for the same. 

Article 18. To see if the town will authorize the borrow- 
ing of any money in anticipation of taxes the ensuing pear. 

Article 19. To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for Lighting the Public Streets. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote 'to extend the 
drain in North Main Street southerly, and make an appro-, 
priation for the same. 

Article 21. To see if the town will fit up a place for an- 
other School Room, or build a new S'chool Building and raise 
or appropriate money for the same. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to build a Gravel 
or Concrete Walk on the northerly side of Elm street, 



5 

from Kingsley's Bridge westerly to the residence of M. La- 
Mountain' and make an appropriation for the same. The 
abutters to pay one-half the cost. 

Article 213. To see if the town will vote to build a Gravel 
Walk from a point in front of the School House at Bred- 
street, to a point opposite the residence of E. W. Field, and 
make an oppropriation for the same, the abutters to pay hair 
the cost. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to extend the 
Water Main to the residence of John Kearns, and make an 
appropriation for the same. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to enlarge the. 
Main Street Cemetery, and make an appropriation for the 
same. 

Article 26. To see if the town will accept as a Public Way 
Raymond Avenue, as laid out from School Street to Chest- 
nut SIreet, across the property of King and (Matthews, as 
per plan filed in the Town Clerk's Office. 

(Article 27. To see if the town will vote to establish Night 
Schools, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to buy a Steam 
Roller, and raise or appropriate money for the same. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to build any 
Permanent Roads, of stone or other material, and raise or 
appropriate money for the same. 

Article 30. To see if the town will rescind the vocs pass- 
ed in the years 1846 and 1847, m regard to the price o f : SUrial 
lots in the Main Street Cemetery, and establish another price. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to build any 
Sidewalk on any part of any street, and make an appropria- 
tion for the same, the abutters to pay one-half the cost. 

Article 32. To see if the Town will construct an outlet 
adequate for storm water and sewerage from the common at 
the lower end of Main street, to the Connecticut or Mill river 
and make an aj propriation for the same. 



Selectmen's Report, 



To the Citizens of Hatfield Mass. 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with the requirements of the 
Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for 
the year ending March i, 1906, is respectfully submitted. 

We have at present but one person receiving full sup- 
port, and one person receiving partial support. 

POOR EXPENDITURES. 

Mrs. P. T. Vining, board of Mary Jane Manchester, $147.00 

Dickinson Hospital, treatment P. J. Godin, 79.00 

City of Northampton, board of Sidonie Vollinger, 89.40 

City of Northampton, hoard of F. J. Godin, 60.60 

P. Ahearn & Co., Burial of John Caykaski, !5-00 
Dickinson Hospital, board and treatment John 

Caykaski 19.00 

M. J. Ryan car fare John McDermott to Tewksbury, 3.00 
Chas. A. Byrne medical attendance L. PI. Gould's 

family, 12.50 

Chas. A. Byrne, medical attendance H. P. Tisdale, 10.50 
City of Northampton, aid rendered A. Gendren's 

family 50. 1 8 

C. N. Clark, house rent, A. Gendren's family, 40.00 : 

J. S. Bardwell, wood Margaret O'Neil, 3.00 

P. Ahearn & Co., burial di Sidonie Vo-llinger, 38.00 



City of Northampton, aid rendered Joseph Prew and 

family, 90.61 
City of Northampton, aid rendered Wm. Prew and 

family, 7.00 

David Landry, board of F. J. Godin, !5-00 

Geo. D. Thayer, medical attendance F. J. Godin, 21.50 

M. J. Ryan, cash for medicines for F. J. Godin, 4.30 

IM. J. Ryan, groceries Margaret O'Neil, 52.78 
H. LaMontain, house rent L. H. Gould and family, 

1903, 4-5, 43-25 
M. J. Ryan, groceries L. H. Gould and family, 

1903, 4-5, 1 14.12 



$91574 

STATE AID. 

Charles R. Crafcs, $36.50 

(MEMORIAL BUIiLjDIiNG. 

Howard & Smith, Coal $ 49.88 

Hatfield Gas. Co., Lights, 31.19 

L. H. Kiingsley, Janitor, 75 .00 



$156.07 



PUlBMC LIBRARY. 

Louisa Billings, Librarian, $ 8.00 

Katherine Lovett, Assistant Librarian, 10.57 

Thomas J. Flynn, Books, 8.94 

S. E. Bridgema.n & Co., Books, 163.83 

H. R. Huntling & Co., Books, 5.00 

Mrs. C. K. 'Morton, Books, 1.50 

C. E. Plumb, Books, 6.95 



8 

Balch Bros., Books, 4.00 
R. B. Eisold, Binding Books, ■ 10.5O 

W. D. Billings, Cataloguing Books, • 10.00 

C. M. Barton, Librarian, 31-47 

Margaret A. Mullany, Librarian, 18.25 

Ruby Bardwell, Asst. Librarian, 6.J2 

$285 -7v5 

HIGHWAYS AiND BRIDGES. 

(Ordinary Repairs.) 

A. L. Strong, Plank, $218.99 

A. L. Strong, Railing, 5.10 

A. L. Strong, Stone, v 2.00 

W. II. Riley & Co., Akron Tile, • 30.2c' 

Howard A. Smith, Cement, 8,25 

L. H. Kingsley, Posts, 2.50 

E. W. Wilcott, use of derrick, 1904, 3.00 

E- N. Dickinson, Stone, 6.00 

W. N. Flynt Granite Co., Stone, 34-35 

H. Shumway, Team and Labor, 203.92 

T. J. Ryan, Tea mand Labor,- 152.00 

James Ryan, Team and Labor, J 3 2 -95 

A. Breor, Team and Labor, 7.00 

B. M. Warner, Team and Labor, 7.00 
A. H. Graves, Team and Labor, 7.00 
E. W. & S. H. Field, Team and Labor, 3.50 
CX-.-S. & A. P. Graves, Team and Labor, 6.50 
W. H. Belden, Team and Labor, 9.15 
J. S. Bardwell, Team and Labor, 7.50 
J. C. Ryan, Team and Labor, 8.75 
J. S. Newman, Team and Labor, . 24.00 
J. J. Batzold, Team and Labor, 10.50 



J. Mullins, Team and Labor, 

F. Carl, Team and Labor, 

W. Lan'gdon, Team and Labor, 
P. J. Boyle, Team and (Labor, 
L. L. Pease, Team and Labor, 
Whalen Bros., Team and Labor, 
C. ; H. & A. Crafts, Team and Labor, 
O. 'Belden & Sons, Team and Labor, 
W. E. Boyle, Team and Labor, 
W. Fox, Labor, 
M. Sperber, Labor, 
W, F. Boyle, Labor, 

G. M. Franklin, Labor, 
T. Fitzgerald, Labor, 

J. Wheeler, Labor, 

F. L- Bets-old, Labor, 

G. Sulick, Labor, 
J. J. Ryan, Laber, 
A. Wickles, Labor, 

J. L. Sheehan, Labor, 
J. S. Denlein, Labor, 
Peter Denlein, Labor, 
F. C. Dugal, Labor, 
J. J. Breor, Labor, 
F. L. Betsold, Stone, 
M. J. Ryan, Hardware, etc., 
J. F. Leary, Sand, 
F. P. Jones, Loam, 



DRAINS AND FILL-IN NO. 



W. H. Riley & Co., Tile, 
F. W. Prince, (Brick, 
F. W. Prince, Labor, 





18.00 




4.S5 




3-5^ 




3-50 




3-5C 




3-5- 




19.50 




3-5^ 


\ 


3-5o 




6.00 




4-50 




1.50 




29.25 




3.00 




3.00 




17-50 




1.50 




375 




7.50 




58.12 




4-50 




18.65 




12.00 




5.00 




13.00 




41.16 




5.00 




3-75 




$1,192.27 


m 

VI EA1 


30W. 




$29.15 




4.8c 




i-75 



JO 

M. J. Proulx, Labor, 1.75 

W. F. Boyle, Labor, 3.75 

Geo. Franklin, Labor, 3.75 

J. Mullins, Labor, 5.00 

$49.95 

FILLING WASHOUT OX PLAIN. 

J. C. Ryan, Team and Labor, $37-5° 

T. J. Ryan, Team and Labor, 4.55 

J. S. Bardwell, Team and Labor, I 7-5° 

J. L. Boyle, Team and Labor, 15.75 

E. Godin, Team and Labor, 10.50 

P. T. Boyle, Team and Labor, 10.50 

M. W. Boyle, Team and Labor, 14.00 

Whalen -Bros., Team and Labor. 14.00 

G. A. Billings, Team and Labor, 3.50 

J. L. Sheehan, Labor, 6.75 

John Kadrn, Labor, 5.12 

G. M. Franklin, Labor, 7.50 

M. Sperber, Labor, 7.50 

J. Wheeler, Labor, 7.50 

T. Fitzgerald, Labor,, 7.50 

D. E. Cahill, Labor, 7.50 

M. Wilks, Labor, 4.50 

T. Sabulo, Labor, 4.50 

Adam Adinski, Labor, 4.50 

W. Jurisick, Labor, 8.00 

Stan Dollar, Labor, 4.50 

John Merrick, Labor, 5.25 

W. Fox, Labor, 4.50 

J. Winzel, Sand, 37-50 

W. F. Boyle, Sand, 8.00 

$258.42 



u 



GRAVELING ROADS, WESTBROOK. 

W. Holden, Team and Labor, 
E..N. Dickinson, Teams and Labor, 
C. PL & F. A. Crafts, Team and Labor, 
T. Garvey, Team and Labor, 
J. L. Sheehan, Labor, 
G. iM. Franklin, Labor, 
F. C. 'Dugal, Labor, 
P. Denlein, Labor, 
A. Wickles, Labor, 



$17.50 


17-50 


28.56 


15-75 


5-25 


7-50 


7-5o 


6.75 


7-50 



$113.81 



GAVELING DEPOT ROAD. 

F. Vo'llinger, Team and Labor, 
J. .Mullihs, Team and Labor, 

D. P. McGrath, Team and Labor, 
W. E. Boyle, Team and Labor, 
C. W. Wade, Team and Labor, 
J. L. Sheehan, Labor, 

G. M. Franklin, Labor, 
F. C. Dugal, Labor, 
P. Denlein, (I abov, 

A. Wickles, Labor, 



7.00 
7.00 
7.0c 
3-50 
5-^5 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.0:1 
3.00 



GRAVELING NO. MAIN STREET 



$44.75 



W. Langdon, Team and Labor, 
J. G. Ryan, Team and Labor, 
J. Breor, Team and Labor, 
J. Ryan, Team and Labor, 



$17-50 
21 .00 
21.00 
I7-50 



n 

L. L. Pease, Team and Labor, S 1 ^^ 

J. L. Proulx, Team and iLabor, 14.00 

J. S. Bardwell, Team and Labor, 7.00 

Mrs. A. Webber, Team and Labor, 3.50 

M. J. Proulx, Team and Labor, 14.00 

F. Carl, Labor, 4.50 
A. Wickles, Labor, 3.00 
P. Denlein, Labor, 3.00 
M. Sperber, Labor, 9.00 

G. Franklin, Labor, 9.00 
Peter Bovac, Labor, 4.50 



MACADAMIZING DEPOT ROAD. 



$180.00 



PI. Shumway, Team and Labor, $228.32 

T. J. Ryan, Team and Labor, 99- 2 5 

J. S. Bardwell, Team nad Labor, 162.14 

Whalen Bros., 124.95 

M. J. Proulx, Team and Labor, 116.90 

J. C. Ryan, Team and (Labor, 126.00 

J. Codin, Team and Labor, 59-85 

J. H. Ryan, Team and Labor, 81.55 

M. W. Boyle, Team and Labor, J09-54 

J. Mullins, Team and Labor, 93-09 

P. T. Boyle, Team and Labor, 67.90 

D. P. McGrath, Team and Labor, 74-54 

F. Vollinger, Team and Labor, 62.30 

J. F. Batzold, Team and iLabor, 46.90 

W. E. (Boyle, Team and Labor, 86.45 

A. Breor, Team and Labor, 58.S0 

J. L. Boyle, Team and Labor, 21.00 

H. E. Bardwell, Team and Labor , 49.00 

D. P. Sheehan, Team and Labor, 65.80 

E. Godin, Team and Labor, 64.40 



J3 

j. S. Newman, Team and Labor* 51.10 

B. M. Warner, Team and Labor, 33-6c 

'David Billings, Team and Labor, 29.40 

G. A. Bi Mings, Team and Labor, 2.5.20 

D. W. Wells /Team and Labor, 23.10 
A. H. Graves, Team and Labor. 14.00 
James Ryan, Team and Labor, 7.50 
J. E. Stodard, Labor, 2.25 
J. L. Sheehan, 'Labor, 84.75 

F. «C. Dugal, Labor, 50.99 

G. M. Franklin, Labor, 57-74 
J. J. Ryan, Labor, . 59.24 
W. Fox, Labor, 43-12 
P. Denlein, Labor, 50-99 
F. Yacoovill, Labor, 47-24 
L. J. Caston Labor, 126.85 
J. Wheeler, Labor, 9.00 
A. Wickler, Labor, 39-74 
P. Brennan, Labor, 47-99 
J. S. Denlein, Labor, 25.50 
T. Saibolo, Labor, 33-00 
T. Pencaski, Labor, 6.00 
John Priski, Labor, 8.25 
R. Fitzgerald, Labor, 21.00 
M. Gaglc, Labor, 14-25 

E. C. & E. Davis, Survey and Profile, 29.10 
W. H. Riley & Co., Tile, 72.04 
Freight on Roller, 57-5° 
A. L. Strong, Railing and Posts, 3.42 

A. L. Strong, Gravel, 20.00 
Howard & Smith, Cement, 9.00 
Mass. Broken Stone Co., Stone, 1,217.20 

B. & M. R. R. Co., Freight on Stone, 700.1c 
(Chase & Cooilidge, Oil, 3.40 
P. McCarthy, Coal, 54.01 
Kimball & Cary Co., Coal, 16.88 



14 

Town of Hadley Sprinkling Cart, 23.50 

T. A. Nolan, Loam, 7.50 

S. W. Kingsley, repairing Sprinkling Cart, 3-5° 

S. W. Kingsley, Sand, 33-76 

M. J. Ryan, Shovels, Lanterns, Oil, etc., I2 -75 



$4,974.14 



Received From Buffalo, Pitts Steam Roller 
Co., Rebate of Freight Paid on Steam 
Roller, $55,50 

Received From B. & M. R. R. Co., Demurage, 

Paid, 5.00 — 60.50 



$4,913.64 

GRAVELING DEPOT ROAD BRADSTREET. 

C. H. & F. A. Crafts, Team and Labor, $125.89 

H. Shumway, Team and Labor, 3 I -5 ( - 1 

J, Ryan, Team and Labor, 28.50 

W. Connelly, Team and Labor, 40.25 

W. Holden, Team and Labor, 7°-59 

O. S. &. A. P. Graves, Team and Labor, 5.25 

J. S. Bagwell, Team and Labor, 78-75 

T. Girvey, Team and Labor, 67.67 

E. N. Dickinson, Team and Labor, 109.96 

G. M. Donold'son, Team and Labor, 7.00 

J. S. Newman. Team and ILabor 59-5° 

J. C. Ryan, Team and Labor, 3.50 

J. Vollinger, Team and Labor, 10.50 

J. Mull/ins, Team and Labor 15.25 

G. Vollinger, Team and Labor, 8.75 

W. E. Boyle, Team and Labor, 10.50 

O. Belden & Sons, Team and Labor, 3.50 



.15 



W. H. Belden, Team and Labor, 24.50 

C. W. Marsh, Team and Labor, 3.50 

F. P. Jones, Team and Labor, 3.50 
'0. Waite, Team and Labor, 5.60 
J. L. She e ban, Labor, 43-5° 

G. M. Franklin, Labor, 47-25 
F. C. Dugal, Labor, 48.75 
P. Denlein, Labor, 38.25 
J. Kairn, 'Labor, 1,1.25 

A. Wickler, Labor, 37.50 
J. Brennan, Sand, 1.50 

B. L. Strong, Gravel, 10.00 
W. N. Flynt Granite Co., Stone, : * 48.45 
B. & M. R. R. Co., Freight Stone, 20.25 



$1,020.01. 

GRAVEL WALK ON? SCHOOL AND PROSPECT 

STREETS. 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, Survey and Grade Stakes, $23.90 
H. Shumway, Team and Labor, ' 53-37 
J. L. Boyle, Team and Labor, 36.75 
J. Godin, Team and Labor, 5.25 
J. S. Bardwell, Team and Labor, 40.25 
T. J. Ryan, Team and Labor, 28.0a 
Whalen Bros., Team and Labor, 38.50 
J. C. Ryan, Team and Labor, 38-50 
M. W. Boyle, Team and Labor, 32.17 
A. Breor, Team and Labor, 7.00 
Mrs. A. Webber, Team and Labor, 7.00 

F. C. Dugal, Labor, 22.50 
J. J. Ryan, Labor, 24.0c 
J. L. Sheehan, Labor, 18.75 

G. M. Franklin, Labor, 21.00 



16 

W. Fox, Labor, 8.25 

A. Wick'ler, Labor, 18.00 

T. Sabolo, Labor, 2.25 

F. Yacoovill, Labor, 18.75 

J. Wickles, Labor, 12.00 

Adam Adinski, Labor, 6.00 

T. Fitzgerald, Labor, 16.50 

M. Wilks, Labor, 15.75 

J. Wheeler, Labor, 12.75 

Ceo. Sulick, Labor, 7.50 

F. Jubinviille, Labor, 9.00 

P. Brennan, Laibor, 6.00 

D. £. Cahill, Labor, 9.00 

J. Mullins, Labor 7/50 

F. L. (Betsold, 'Labor, , 5.00 

F. L. Betsold, Stone, 4.00 

J. L Boyle, Sand, 55-00 



$610.19 



GRAVEL WALK ON CHESTNUT STREET. 

E. C. & E. E. Davi9, Survey and Grade Stakes, $11.30 
H. S. Shumway, Team and Labor, 7.00 
W'halen Bros., Team and 1 Labor, 29.40 
J. L. Boyle, Team and Labor, 29.40 
J. Godin, Team and Labor, ' 27.65 
T. J. Ryan, Team and (Labor, 8.75. 

F. Vollinger, Team and Labor, , 31.15 
W. E. Boyle, Team and Labor, 3.50 



17 



J. L. Sheehan, Labor, 
A. Wickler, Labor, 
T. Fitzgerald, Labor, 
J. Wheeler, Labor, 
M. Wiilke, Labor, 
J. Mullins, Labor, 
T. Sabolo, 'Labor, 

F. Yacoovill, Labor, 
D. Landry, Labor, 

G. iM. Franklin, Labor, 
P. Denlein, Labor, 
Stan Short, Labor, 

J. J. Ryan, Labor, 

W. Fox, Labor, 

F. L. Betsold, Labor, 

F. L. Betsold, Stone, 

J. L. Boyle, Sand, 

J. Mullins, Sand, 

F. W. Schepp, Sand, 



14.25 
12.15 
12.60 
11.25 

•75 

7-5o 

14.25 

14-25 

1.50 

11.25 

9.00 

9.60 

735 

4.10 

4.88 

6.00 

12.50 

6.00 

7oC 



MAKING S/NOW PATHS. 



$3i4.3j 



A. Breor, 
D. W. Wells, 

H. Shumway, 



$3.00 
1 .00 
1.50 



FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPENSES. 



$5-5° 



J. J. Batzold, Storing Hose Wagon, 
A. H. Graves, Storing Hose Wagon, 
T. H. O'Dea, Storing Hose Wagon, 



$5.00 
5.00 
5.00 



J8 

O. H. & F. H. Crafts, Storing Hose Wagon, 5.6b 

C. W. Marsh, 5.00 

J. J. Batzold, Care of Hose, 3.00 

$28.00 

TREE WARDEN EXPENSE. 

F. W. Prince, $ 4.36 

F. L. B-etsold, 8.00 

$12.36 

BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS. 

Wm. M. Cochran, Bond of Treasurer, $24.00 

Wm. M. Cochran, Bond of Tax Collector, i-5i©c 

Wm. M. Cochran, Bond of Sinking Fund Treasurer 9.00 



$48.00 



INSURANCE. 




C. H. Peirce, 


$*mm 


H. M. McCloud & Son, 


15.00 



**5373 

WATER RENTS. 
Hatfield Water Works, $490.00 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 
C. D, Bardwell, treasurer, $50.00 



\9 
SINKING FOND APPROPRIATION. 
M. J. Ryan, treasurer, $861.67 

CBMETRY APPROPRIATION. 
F. H. BardweM, treasurer, $100.00 

STREET EIGHTS. 
Hatfield Gas Co., $621.25 



TOWN 'OFFICERS. 

D. W. Wells, Water Commissioner, $ 10.00 
C. E. Warner, Water Commissioner, io.oo 
M. J. Proulx, W^ater Commissioner, 10.00 
C. H. Crafts, Selectman and Overs-eer of Poor 75-0^ 
C. L. Graves, Selectman and Overseer of Poor 75-°° 
M. J. Ryan, Selectman and Overseer of Poor, 150.0 ' 
J. E. Day, Assessor, 48-75 
John Vollinger, Assessor, 50.00 

E. H. Kingsley, Assessor, 7 2 -5 G 
W: H. Beld'en, Registrar of Voters, 8.00 
J. J. Slaterv, Registrar of Voters, 8.00 

F. W, Ryan, Registrar of Voters, 8.00 
Roswell Billings, Treasurer, 100.00 
E. H. Kingsley, Town Clerk, 300.00 
M. J. Ryan, Supt. of Streets, 200.00 
C. K. Morton, Elector. 'O.00 



$1,135-25 



20 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES. 

Herald Job Print, Printing Town Reports $60.80 

Herald Job Print, Printing School Reports 16.80 

Herald Jofe Print, Printing Ballots, 14.00 

Herald Job Print, Printing Tally Sheets, 12.00 

J. T. Burke, Serving Selectmen's Warrants, 9.00 

Hatfield Gas Co., Lighting Town- Hall, 9.84 

J. L. Fairbanks & Co., Pauper Register, 6.50 

Chas. A. Byrne, Returning Births, itp4, 9.00 

Chas. A. Byrne, Disinfecting, 24.00 

E. S. Warner, Inspecting Animals, 57-°° 

E. S. Warner, Quartering Animals, 8.50 

E. S. Warner, Inspecting Beeves, etc., 52.80 

Herald Job Print, Printing Notices, 2.25 

E. B. Dickinson, Auditor, 1903 and 1904, 10.00 

Howard Smith, Grass Seed, 4.00 

iM. H. 'Burke, Repainting Town Clock, 36.50 

C. D. Bard-well, Care of Town Clock, 20.00 

C. D. Bardwell, Janitor Town Hall, 30-50 

Cecil F. Boywall, Tax Bills, 6.15 

A. h. .Strong, Wood, Town Hall, 5.00 

Chas. A. Byrne, Disinfecting, 4.00 

W r . D. Billings, Cash Paid on Express, 1. 00 

Geo. Eberlein, Repairing Road (Machine, 2.65 

Chas. A. Byrne, Returning Births, 12.00 

A. J. Bonneville, Returning Births, .50 

C. G. Trow, Returning Births, .50 

J. D. Seymour, Returning /Births, .75 

W. J. Collins, Returning Births, 1.25 

Silas Porter, land damages, 5.00 

J. J. Batzold, grading school yard, 3.00 

Coburn & Graves, fumigaters, 1.00 

J. S. Wells, cash paid for advertising, 3.75 

iS. W. Kingsley, tampers 2.50 

S. W. Kingsley, services as Constable, 4.00 



P. J. Donovan, right of way, 

Geo. S. Belden, bal'lot clerk, 

C E. Warner, ballot clerk, 

F. H. Bardwell, ballot clerk, 

A. H. Breor, ballot clerk, 

D. P. McGrath, ballot clerk, 

L. H. Kingsley, cash paid for postage, 

L. H. Kingsley, cash paid for express, 

L. H. Kingsley, cash paid for tally sheets, 

L. H. Kingsley, cash paid for Assessors' Books, 

I,. H. Kingsley, cash paid for Tax Collector's Book, 

M. J. Ryan services constructing sidewalks and 

special highways, 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid on express, 
■M. W. Mosley, Edge Road 'Machine, 
V L. H. Kingsley, recording and indexing Births, 

Marriages and Deaths, 
F. W. Winzel, services as Constable. 



2\ 

5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
2.30 
2.20 
4.00 
1.95 
1.57 

360.00 

.60 

12.00 

44-3° 
2.00 



$888.46 



APPROPRIATION'S, TOWN MEETING, 

20, 1905. 

Support of Poor, 

Memorial Building, 

Public Library, 

Highways and Bridges, ordinary repairs, 

Macadamizing Depot Road, 

'Graveling Bradstreet, 

Bonds Town Officers, 

Water Rates, 

Memorial Day, 

Insurance, 

Sinking Fund, 



MARCH 



$ 800.00 

150.00 

300.00 

2,000.00 

5,000.00 

1 ,000.00 

50.00 

500.00 

50.00 

150.00 

861.67 



22 



Cemeteries, 










100.00 


Street Lights, 
Town Officers, 










700.00 
1 ,400.00 


Firemen's Muster 










75-oo 


Interest, 
Town Debt, 










250.00 
1 ,600.00 


Sidewalk, School ; 


and Pros 


pect 


Street, 


500.00 


Sidewalk, Chestnut St. 


(Ba 


1. in 


Treasury) 


300.00 


Contingent, 










2981.26 


Schools, 


$18,767.93 
4,700.00 



RECAPITATION OF ORDERS DRAWN MARCH 

1, 1906. 

For Poor, $ 915.74 

For State Aid, 36.50 

For Memorial Building, 156.07 

For Public Library, 2 &5-73 

For Highways and Bridges, ordinary repairs, 1,839.20 

For School and Prospect Street Sidewalk, 610.19 

For Chestnut Street Sidewalk, 3H-&5 

For Macadamizing Depot Road, 4,974.14 

For Graveling Brad Street, 1020.66 

For Free Warden 'Account, 12.36 

For Bonds Town Officers, 48. oo 

For Water Rates, 490.00 

For Memorial Day, 50.00 

For Insurance, I; 53-7S 

For Snow Paths, 5.50 

For Fire Department, 28.00 

For Sinking, - . 861.67 

For Cemeteries, J] 100.00 



23 

For Street Lights, 621.65 

For Town Officers, 1,13.5.25 

For Contingent Expenses, 888.46 



$14,547.70 



24 

LIST OF JURORS REPORTED BY THE SELECT 
MEN, MARCH i, 1906. 



O. Stanley Craves,. 
Thomas W. Rysm, 
John' 'Detfeiii, 
Edgar H. Field, 
Charles D. Harris, 
John J. Stengline, 
John F. O'Dea, 
Nelson Al'lair, 
Henry H. Kingsley, 
George Saffer, 



Charles S. Shiuttick, 
Alvin L. Strong, 
Harry E. Graves, 
George M. Donaldson, 
Frank L. Batzold, 
George A. Billings, 
Michael W. Boyle, 
Joseph S. Wells, 
•Michael Kiky, 
John F. Leary, 
Charles E. Pfieffer. 



M. J. RYAN, 
C. L. GRAVES, 
C. H. CRAFTS, 



Selectmen of Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
selectmen and find them correct. 

E. B. DLGKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 2, 1906. 



Treasurer's Report, 



Ro swell Billings, Treasurer, in Account with* the Town 
of Hatfield. 



D,R. 

To Balance on Hand, $ 1,296.80 

To Cash 'Received from J. S. Wells, Collector 17,645.13 

To Cash Received from D. W. Wells, Treasurer 

of W. C, 3,000.00 

To Cash Received from City of Northampton, 

(pauper acct.) 8.00 

To Cash Received from Error in Account with W. 

Com., 1904, 56.32 

To Cash Received from B. & M. Railroad, rebate 5.00 

To Cash Received from Buffalo Pitts Steam 

Roller Co., 55.50 

To Cash Received from Dist. Court, Fines and 

Forfeitures, , 5.0 ) 

To Cash Received from J. E. Clark, Jailer, 50.00 

To Cash (Received from City of Northampton, 

Tuition, 128.91 

To Cash Received from City of Boston, Tuition, 14.50 

To Cash Received from Pool License, 2.00 

To Cash Received from State for Supt. of 

Schools, 400.00 



26 

To Cash Received from School Fund, 7 2 3-59 

To 'Cash Received from .'County Refunding of Dog 
Fund, 

To Cash Received from State Corporation Tax, 

To Cash Received From (Board of Charity, 
Tuition, 

To Cash Received from Nat. Bank, Tuition, 

To Cash Received from State Aid, 

To Cash (Received from St. Railway Tax, 

To Cash Received from Jose Parker & Co., (note) 

To Oaslh Received from Jose Parker & Co., Pre- 
mium, 

To Cash Received from C. R. Burt, Sidewalk 
Acct., 

To Cash Received from Hugh MeLeod, Sidewalk 
'Acct., 

To Cash Received from <S. W. Kings ie} Sidewalk 
Acct., 

To Cash Received from F. Melinoski, Sidewalk 
Acct., 

To Cash Received from L. H. Kingsley, Sidewalk 
Acct., 

To Cash Received from Conn. Valley 'St. Railway 
Co., for encroachment of 'Pdle Line on High- 
way, 

To Cash from 'Rent o\ Town Hall, 

To Cash from Sale of Chemical Ergine, 

TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY 'LOAN'S. 

First National Bank, 2 mo. Inst, 5 per cent, $1,000 
Jose Parker & Co., 8 mo. Inst., $3.67, 5,000 

M. J. Ryan, Treas. of S. F., 1,020 

7,020.00 

$37435-27 



159.9b 


37389 


19.50 


L037.3I 


44.00 


196.92 


5,000.00 


14.60 


8.32 


33.9 s 


3376 


9-5i 


3l>75 


25.00 


31.00 


5.00 



27 



By Cash Paid Selectmen's Orders, $14,547.70 

/By Cash Paid School Committee's Orders, 6,131.00 

By Cash Paid Inst, on Water Bonds, 1,920.00 
By Cash Paid Holyoke Savings Bank, 'Pine 

Bridge Acct., 1,000.00 
fBy Cash Paid Jose Parker & Co., Bradstreet Fill 

Acct., 600.00 

By Cash Paid Interest Temporary Loans, !48-53 

By Cash Paid Interest Outstanding 'Loans, 112.00 

By Cash Paid County Tax, 2,401.11 

By Cash Paid Dist. Court, Fees and" Expenses, 25.30 

(By Cash Paid State Tax, 1,720.00 

By Cash Paid Repairs State Highway, 6.34 

Balance in Treasury, 1,803.08 

BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY LOANS. 

First National Bank, $1,000 

Jose Parker & Co., 5,000 

M. J. Ryan, Treas. of S. F., 1,020 

— 7.020.00 



$37435-27 
IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WELLS, COLLECTOR. 

1900. 

DR. 

To Uncollected Taxes, $ 73.40 

OR. 

By Uncollected Taxes, 734° 



25 

1903 ACCOUNT. 

To Cash Received,. 138.64 

To Assessors' Order of Abatement. 140.88 



CR. 

By Uncollected Taxes, 265.58 

By Interest Collected, J 3-94 



1904 ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To Cash Received, - $1,670.61 

To Assessors' Order of Abatement. I( > 2 -57 

To Uncollected Taxes, 226.05 



CR. 



By Uncollected Taxes, 1,984.64 

By Interest Collected, 14-95 



1905 ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To Cash Received, $15,835.86 

To Uncollected Taxes, 1,200.00 

To Discount on Taxes, 2 5 I -34 

By Assessors' Order of Abatement, ^7-S^ 



2/9-5 



279.52 



1,999.23 



1.999-23 



17,304.78 



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OR. 



By Assessors' Warrant, 


17.04475 


(By Addition to Warrant, 


228.91 


By Interest 'Collected, 


■31-17 




17.3047S 



SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 
■DR. 
OR. 

By Uncollected Taxes, $1,426.05 

By Dtte from State /Pauper Account, 37 .00 

By Due from State Aid, 36.50 

By Sidewalks Assessments, 1904, 93-5 2 

By Sidewalks Assessments, 1905, 187.78 

By Balance in Treasury Town, 1,630.73 

By Balance in Treasury, School Acct., I 7 2 -35 



OUTSTANDING NOTES. 

DR. 

Jose Parker & Co., Brad street Fill Acct. $1,200 
Jose Parker & Co., Depot Road Acct., 5,ooo 



3,583-9* 



6,200 



WATER FUND. 
DR. 
Thirty Years 4 Per Cent Water Bonds, $48,001: 



30 

OR. 

Sinking Fund, $9,380.59 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Audit©' 
Hatfield, March 7, 1906. 



Water Commissioners' Report. 



The following is respectfully submitted as the tenth an- 
nual report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received the past year as follows : — 

Balance of cash from last year's account, $ 37.22 

Cash from collection of Water Rates, 3,690.15 

From Connections and Material, 22.50 



$3,749-8; 



We have paid the past year as follows;: — 

Town Treasurer ,for water rates, $3000.00 

Harry N. Hunt, for collections, 53.S5 

M. J. Proulx for collections, 56.42 

Labor and Cash paid by Superintendents, 104.85 

Norwood 'Engineering Co., Service Boxes, 11.40 

Chapman Valve Mfg. Co., Supplies, 39-7- 

W. H. Riley, Material and Labor, 45-38 

Northampton Water Works, Castings, 10.09 

D. W. Wells, Deeds of Land and Expenses, 252.63 

Lorenz Doppmann, Deed and Expenses, 127.00 

Balance Cash on Hand, 48.53 



$3749-8/ 



There are now 299 connections with private property, 82 
hydrants for fire protection, five water tanks, water in nv: 
school buildings and in Memorial Hall. 



32 

No extension of 'the pipe line 'has been made the past 
year. We have purchased during the year from the heirs qi 
the late Roswell Billings and. from Lorenz Doppmaiin abou 
sixteen acres of land on both sides of Running Gutter Brook, 
at a cost of $379. The town now owns the land on both 
sides of the Brook above the 'Reservoir northerly to land of 
George A. '.Billings, forty acres in all, and with 184-5 miles 
of pipe making the cost of the system to March 1st, 1906, 

C.'L. WARNER, 
DANIEL W. WELLS, 
M. J. PROUILX, 

Hatfield Water Commissioners. 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer of the Board of Water Commissioners and fin i 
them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 1st, 1906. 



Town Clerk's Report. 

The Vital Statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the yea; 
1905 are as follows : 

BIRTHS IBIY MONTHS. 





No. 


Males 


Females 


January, 
February, 


1 
8 




5 


[ 


March, 


7 


2 


5 


April, 
May, 


in 

5 


6 

T 


C 

4 


Tune. 


1 


T 





July. 

August, 

September, 

October, 


3 
3 

7 
6 


2 

2 

5 

4 


1 

j. 
2 
2 


November, 


9 


4 


5 


December, 


2 





""2 


Total 


63 


32 


31 




BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 






No. 


Father 


Mo the t 





No. 


F 


ithe-r 


Mothet 


Born in the United States 


24 




24 


22 


. Poland, 


28 




28 


28 


Germany, 


2 




2 


2 


Hungary, 


5 




'5 


5 


Ireland, 


2 




2 


2 


Canada, 


2 







■-''' 2 


Total 


63 




63 


63 



34 



BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS 
1900 190 1 1902 1903 1904 



36 j 46 49 47 52 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

No. 

January, 2 

February', 2 

April, 1 

May, 5 

June, 2 

July, £ 

August, 2 

September, 2 

October, 2 

November, 1 1 

Total 30 

First marriage of both parties 29 

Second marriage of bride, first of groom, 1 

3& 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 36 and 21 years 
of age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 32 and 18 years or 
age respectively. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 





Groom . 


Bride 


Born in the United States 


13 


14 


Poland 


16 


16 


Ireland 


1 







,30 


30 



35 



MARRIAGES FOR T(HE FIVE PREYIOU&YEARS 
1900 1 90 1 1902 1903 1 90 4 

20 2% 21 24 17 

DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January,. 

February, 

March 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August. 

September, 

October, 

Xovemebr. 

December, 

Total, 



No. 


iM 


ales 


F 


emaics 


3 




3 







1 




1 







5 • 




4 




1 


5 




2 




3 


4 




3 




1 


2 




I 




1 


2 




1 




1 


3 




3 







2 




1 




1 


3 




I 




2 


3 




I 




2 


T 




T 




c 



34 



12 



7 



Under 1 


year of 


ag 


s 


Between 


1 


and 


5 


years, 


Between 


5 


and 


io years 


Between 


10 


and 


20 


years 


Between 


20 


and 


30 


years 


Between 


30 


and 


40 


years 


Between 


40 


and 


SO 


years 


Between 


50 


and 60 


years 


Between 


60 and 


70 


years 


Between 


70 


and So 


years 



No. 

•7 
/ 

4 

o 

2 

2 
2 
1 
5 
4 
4 



Males 


F 


emalcs 


4 




■3 


2 




2 










2 







. 2 







T 




1 


T 







4 




1 - 


I 




^ 



4 








36 

Between 80 and 90 years 211 

Between 8© and 90 years 1 o . ., 1 

34 22 12 

Age of the oldest person deceased (female) 94 years. 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 

C-nssifud ^cording to the nomenclature adopted by the 
State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. -' 

Diphtheria , 1 

Measles, .2 

Cholera Infantum, 1 

Malarial Fever, . ..... r 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 



Cancer, ""'•''" ' ; ." 1 

Disease Heart, -.'. 6 

Meningitis, '-' '- ; ' 1 

Angina Pectoris, : ' *- 2 

Phthisis-Pulmonalis, 1 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Strangulated Hernia, f 

Peritonitis, r 

Pneumonia, • 4 

Nephritis, ■ •■ l 



DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Gastralgia, T 

Old Age, " .*.! 

Infantile Debility, - l 



37 



Mental and Physical Debility 

Stillborn, 

Tetanus, Punctured Wound, 

D r o w ning, Accidental , 



Total, 

NAMES OF 

Frederick P. Pease, 
William Hayes, 
Michael J. Ca'hill, 
Henry J. Raboin, 
William H. Dickin >on, 
Eurotas Morton. 
Mary Boyle, 
Samuel Fusick, 
Thomas T. McGrath, 
Misczystag Sadowski, 
John Caikoski, 
Stanislaw Zebbroski, 
Harry N, Hunt, 
George C. Fitch, 
Sidonia Vollinger, 



34 



PERSONS DECEASED. 

Louis Kaboin, 
Rebecca J. Cutter, 
Blanche Towmise, 
Albine Zemforosflri, 
Charles S.Thayer, 
Joseph Merrick, 
E. Lucelia Wells, 
John H. Sanderson, 
Henry R. Graves, 
William Barnes, 
Mary Lizak, 
Fidelia A. Morton, 
Elizabeth Lamontange, 
Mary K. Wolgram, 
John H. Manchester. 



DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending 
November 30, 1905, with ,the receipts and settlement of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows : — 

1 01 Male Dogs, at $2.00 each, $202.00 

3 Female Dogs at $5.00 each 15.00 

'$217.00 

Less fees 104 dogs at 20 cents each, 20.8c 



Amount paid County Treasurer June 1 
and December 1, 1905, 



$196.2.1 



38 

Amount received for dog licenses for the five previous years. 
1900 1 901 11902 1903 1904 



J04 $221 . $211 $204 . .._ $208 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. H. KINOSLEY, Town Clerk. 



Assessor's Report. 



Total value of Assessed Estate, $1,394,191 

Value of Assessed Real Estate, $1,013,188 

Value of 'Assessed Personal Estate, 381,003 

$1,394,191 



Value of Assessed Buildings, $548,583 

Value of Assessed 'Land, 464,605 

$1,013,188 

Number of Male Polls Assessed, 650 

Number of residents assessed on property, 331 

All others (corporations, etc.) 30 

—36i 

No. of Non-Residents assessed on property ■ 60 

All others, 13 

— 76 

No. of persons assessed on property 434 

No. of persons assessed for Poll Tax only, 383 

— 817 

Rate of Total Tax, per $1000, $11.30 

Number of horses assessed, (t<wo mules) 474 

(Number of Cows assessed, 342 

'Number of Neat Cattle, 43 

Number of Swine, 17 

Number of Fowls, 1228 

Number of Dwelling- houses assessed, 318 

State Tax, . • $1,726.34 

County Tax, 2,401.11 



40 



Town Grant, 112,6215.00 

Overlayings, 292.25 



-$17,044.70 



Conn. Valley St. R. Co. Ex. Tax, 153.20 

Greenfield & Amherst R. Co. Tax, 27.02 

Northampton & Amherst R. Co. Tax, 61*3:3 

$241.55 

$I7y286.25 

Estimated Bank and Corporation Tax, 1,200.00 

Value 01 property exempt from taxation, Chapter 12, 
Section 5,. Revised Laws: 

Literary institutions, $67,45 1 8.2i 

Church property, 27,000.00 

$94,458.21 

Estimated value of Public (Buildings, 
Cemeteries, Water Works, Fire Ap- 
paratus, and Sinking "Fund, ■ $89,600 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN VOLLIN1GER, 
JAMES L. DAY, 
L. H, KINGSLEY, 

Assessors of Hatfield. 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the following" amounts deposited to the credit 
of the Sinking Fund : — 

Amherst Savings Bank, . $1417.42 

Northampton Institution for Savings, 7,27206 

Haydenville Savings Bank, 1,138.96 

Nonotnck Savings Bank, 1,222.77 

Florence Savings Bank, 1,085.79 

Greenfield Savings Bank, 1,008.91 

The Franklin Savings Institution, 1,000.00 

Easthampton Savings Bank, 234.68 

Town of Hatfield Water Bond, 1,000,00 



$9380.59 
M. J. RYAN, 
R. M. WOODS, 
E. S. WARRAN, 

Sinking Fund Commissioners. 



I have this day .examined the vouchers of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and find them correct. 

E. B. 'DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 2, 1906. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE- 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



-OF THE 



Town of Hatfield 



MASSACHUSETTS 



FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH I, J 906 



school committee 

HENRY S. HU.PvBARD, Chairman, 1906. 

LAWRENCE A. POWERS, Secretary, 1907. 
JOHN J. BATZOOJD, 1908. 

WlJXIAiM H. CUMMINiGS, Supt. 
"jM. H, BOWMAN, Supt. 



Truant Officers* 



William H. Cumings, Joseph S. Wells and John M. Strong. 

Authorized to sign Certificates for children between the 
ages of 14 and 16. 

M. H. BOWMAN. 



School Census, Sept J, 1905* 

Number of boys between the ages of 5 and 15, 141 

Number of girls between the ages of 5 and 15, 113 



Total, 254 

Number of boys between the ages of 7 and 14, 114 

•Number of girls between the ages of 7 and 14, 8*. 

Total, 195 



REPORT 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Balance in Treasurer's hands from 1905, $ 156.83 

Town Appropriation, 4,200.00 

Town Appropriation Tuition Smith Academy, 500.00 

Dog Fund, J 59-0 

State Board of Charities Tuition, i^-5Q 

School .'Fund, State, 7 2 3&'J 

State Funds for Superintendent, 400.0 ) 

City of Boston Tuitions, I4&J 

City of Northampton Tuitions, 128.91 



$6,303.31. 

ORDERS DRAWN ON THE TOWN TREASURER. 

Nora M. Connery, .; $120,00 

Margaret A. Ryan, ; 338.00 

Carrie H. Warner, 353-00 

Lillian I. Proulx, 312.00 

Katherine W. Day, 360.00 

Mary E. Breor, 354-O0 

Margaret A. Allaire, 120.00 

Jessie D. Penniman, 360.00 

Julia Cummings, 4.00 

Arvilla Sampson, 10.00 



45 

Catherine E. Maloney. 6.00 

Bessie M. Felton, 216.00 

(Mrs Arabel F. Forbes, 220.00 

Lillian V. Whiting, Drawing Teacher, 41.66 

Lila B. Hutchins, Drawing Teacher, &3-34 

Uraina G. Barrows, Music Teacher, 170.00 

R. iM. Woods, Treas., Tuition Smith Academy, 500.00 

(Howard & Smith, Coal, J 94-37 

G. H.Danforth, Coal, 95-73 

A. L. Strong, Wood, 70.50 

H. S. Hubbard, Drawing Coal, 12.50 

Conn. Valley St. Railway Co., tickets for scholars, 132.50 

Splititng and Pileing wood, 4.10 

John M. Strong, Wood, 6.00 

Care of Buildings, 271.60 

Teachers for Attending Teachers' Meetings, 33-10 

School Supplies, Books, Paper, etc., 409-70 

W. IT. Cumings, Superintendent, 240.00 

M. H. Bowman, Superintendent, 240.00 

Sh.umway & Riley, Repairs, 22.08 

.W. H. Riley & Co., Repairs, 7.95 

E. M. Graves, Repairs, 22.46 

.(LyCjuis A. Armes, Repairs, 10.60 

.^Daniel Lynch, Repairs, . i5-oo 

-Merrick Lumber Co., Flooring, 50.87 

.Merrick Lumber Co., Lumber, .14-32 

John J. Betsold, Repairs, Drawing Coal, etc., 84.26 

F*. L, Betsold, Floor, West Hatfield, 24.50 

M. J. Ryan, Mdse., 347 

Oscar Belden & Sons, Care of School Yard, 10.00 

L. A. Powers, Care of School Yard, 11.00 

L. A. Powers, Labor and Supplies, 21.25 
L. A. Powers, School Committee and State Reporf, 20.00 
John J. Betsold, School Committee and State Report 15.00 

H. S. Hubbard, Setting Glass, 1.50 



46 

J. S. Wells, Truant Officer, 10.00 



$6,131.21 

Balance of School Fund in Treasury, 172.10 

The above report includes all bills belonging to the 
School Department for the year ending March 1, 1906. 

We have placed new adjustable seats and desks in one 
room of the Center School Building. A new floor in the 
Grammar Room at West Hatfield, and have put in several 
slate blackboards in different buildings the past year. 

At the commencement of the fall term we found so 
many new scholars that were coming into our primary 
schools that our rooms would not hold them, so we thought 
best to take the fourth grade from the Center and Hill 
Hill Schools and place it with the fifth grade in one room in 
the Center Building, and the seventh and eighth in the Hill 
Building, that made it necessary to take the sixth grade to 
Bradstreet, there being no place for it in this part of the 
town, as we had no money to fit up another room for them. 
We would suggest that the town fit up a room in Smith 
Academy, and put the eighth and ninth grades into it, but 
that would require one more teacher. We think that would 
relieve the other buildings, for a time at le«i5t. Some such 
arrangements must be made as we do not like the transport- 
ing of children on the cars. 

For the School Committee, 

HEN&Y S. HUBBARD, 

Chairman. 



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Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Committee of Hatfield. 

I have the honor of presenting to you my first annual 
report of the schools of the town of Hatfield. It also includes 
the usual statistics, and the reports of the supervisor of 
music and the supervisor of drawing. 

At this time I desire to recognize the. excellent work of 
my predecessor, Mr W. H. Cummings, to whom . I am in- 
debted for a fair share of my pleasant association in school 
work. And I also wish to recognize, in this public manner, 
the faithful services of each teacher. Unless the instructor, 
who has daily charge of the school, be faithful, thorough, 
and tactful, supervision must largely tail. Although my 
term of service in this district has been limited in time, yet I 
have learned to appreciate the efficiency of the teachers, 
who quietly and yet with enthusiasm and gladness, are sureiv 
bringing the schools up to a true standard of excellence. 

During the year that has just closed there have been 
the usual problems to solve, difficulties to overcome, and 
plans to form for successful school worlc. There has been 
about the usual number of resignations in the teaching force, 
and also a change in the supervisors of drawing. Respectful 
attention is called to the excellent work of the specialists in 
music and drawing in this district. Emphasis is laid on the 
tact that our schools are doing more than merely marking 
time and spending money on these departments. We are 
getting a full return for the money we pay. This is true 
not only in respect to the personeil of the instructors, but 



5* 

also in the sound and broad principles that are constantly 
being emphasized. 

As we study the problem of teachers, during- the passuig 
\ears, it is pleasing to observe, that the parents and com- 
munity at. large are increasingly appreciating the efforts of 
those that stand" so close to the home and are so" intimately 
associated with all that makes for the welfare of the narion 
Yet the teacher receives far lower wages than any other 
professional class. This practice ought not to obtain be- 
cause our schools cannot afford to have anything save the 
best. When it is recalled that we expect and demand not 
only an educated but a trained teacher, who was reared in a 
cultured home, and in addition to h.er other attainments has 
a fair knowledge of music and drawing, we must not be sur- 
prised that successful experienced teachers are difficult to 
secure. Average wage of female teachers per month in this 
state is $55.37; in Hampshire county is $45.97 > ; n town of 
Hatfield is £35.25. 

Careful observation in the different schools of the town 
lends to the conclusion that there is too great an inequality 
in the grades. Too frequently pupils of a certain class are 
said to belong to such a grade; when in fact they are con- 
siderably below the true standard. To overcome this de- 
ficiency teachers are making an earnest effort ; and at end of 
school year we hope to secure fair results. A fruitful source 
of this condition has been the promotion of pupils that 
were not properly prepared. An ultimate result must necess- 
arily be a ninth grade pupil that is not well prepared for en- 
trance upon high school work. This consequence is far 
reaching. It conditions the whole high school course. Furth- 
ermore, it compels the high school to graduate a scholar 
that is not quite as proficient as he ought to be to enter col- 
lege or technical school by certificate. The uppermost 
thought in mind of parent < nd teacher ought to 1? : the e'JLica*- 
tion ^\ the child as rapidly as possible, consistent wrh the, 
well-being of the child. To secure this result the parent 



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and teacher must work in harmony. The parent must insist 
upon the pupil being regular in attendance and frequently 
must sacrifice somewhat to the end that the child nriy be 
ecucattd. Again, the home must be in healthful sympathy 
with youthful development. Books and papers should be is 
abundant evidence and it ought not to be expected that the 
child can lead a double life, doing one day's work in school 
and another between times at home. 

Each year it becomes more evident, not to school offi- 
cials and teachers only, but to young men and women who 
leave the home roof to make their way in the great world, 
that all industries are becoming more complicated and that 
success is largely a survival of the best educated and mosi 
highly trained. This is more apparent as we ascend the 
scale of desirable employment. In order to successfully meet 
this increasing demand, our children must be equipped with 
all the education that the modern school can give. In busi- 
ness it is no longer a contest between men that have been 
graduated from the district school but a rivalry between men 
that hold a university diploma. Whilie we would gladly re- 
tain all that is desirable of the simplicity of life as manifested 
in the years of the past, yet we properly covet for our child- 
ren not only a high position in the world's estimate of suc- 
cess, but the ability to win that position unaided. There is 
no way in which we can aid the young so quickly and surely 
as in insisting that they be regularly at school and studious 
in their habits. The child of normal health and properly 
develloped physical and mental powers can begin his school 
life at five or six years of age and be graduated, from the 
high school at eighteen. This much of education every pupil 
in our town should aim to obtain, and the parents ought to 
be eager to sacrifice enough of time and money that each 
son and daughter may enjoy such advantages. 

An examination of the school registers leads to the con- 
clusion that far too small a number of parents visit any 
school. This is the opposite of what ought to obtain. Fre- 



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encourage the - anct 

pupils and would afford an opportunity to observe the daily 
Such visits .ouid not be confined to 
any special day of the term or year. The aim should be 
secure knowledge of the school work. A most cordial in- 
vitation is hereby extended to all parents and citizens :•: the 
town to visit the schools bile the work in 

progress may not be ideal yet it will be real. And we think 
that frequent inspections will indicate that reasonable pro- 
gress is being made. Furthermore the superintendent anl 
teachers need the advice, sympathy and co-operation of even- 
par ent. 

:asionaily the thought is itertained that the schools 
are expensive. And sometimes when financial retrenchment 
must be made it begins at the school department. But as all 
departments of a city r town demand money the educational 
exception. We believe the school appropriations 
should be and are carefully guarded and used. But as occa- 
sion demands the expenses ; lepartmerri ; ghtl; vary 
irom year : year. This is caused by the endeavor :: bee 
pace that is most helpful to the school. It must fa : 
remembered that schc : material not only wears out rapidly 
but with equal rapidity becomes obsolete. During tne year 
effort has been made to keep fully abreast with modern ae- 
mands and ye: in some respects :: slightly l:wer the ex« 
penditure. This paragraph is no: written :: ::... 
tention : this tact, but ~o eoty l:a -ize the more Import! at idea 
that wise and generous appropriation should be mace for the 
schools of the town. 

Since in previous reports attention has been called to 
the annual school exhibit, further emphasis has no: been 
thought necessary. Such an exhibit is due to be held in 
Hatfield a: some date in latter car: ; ; spring term, if vhich 
special notice will be given. It is to be hoped that parr nts 
will be interested in such a representation. An earnest ei- 



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fort will be made to give a fair and truthful presentation o ; . 
school work. -■•'■'-• 

In closing I desire to express to you, the members or 
the School Board, my appreciation of your kindness, help- 
fulness and the confidence you have had in me. I thank the 
teachers who have so faithfully co-operated with me in the 
school work. I am indebted also to the -citizens for their 
loyalty to the schools and their judicious counsel. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MORTIMER <N. BOWMAN. 

Su per 'ntendent of School! 



■RESIGNATIONS AND TRANSFERS. 

Hill Grammar — Margaret A. Allair, resigned. 
West Grammar — Katherine W. D&y, transferred to Hil 
Grammar. 

■ Bradstreet — Nora M. IConnery, resigned. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR. 

(Common Schools.) 

Spring Term (12 weeks) April 2— June 22. 
Fall Term (15 weeks) . Sept. 5, — Dec. 21. 
Winter Term (8 weeks) Jan. 7 — March 8. 
Recess — Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Thanks- 
giving week. 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing: 



Mr. M. H. Bowman i Superintendent of Schools : 

It is with considerable gratification that we observe the 
growing interest in art and art education. Educators of the 
present day are putting more and more stress upon the sub- 
ject, which was considered unimportant not many years ago, 
but some of us still feel that its great importance as an edu- 
cational factor has not yet been fully recognized. 

The study of art is a study of the beauties and sublimities 
of nature; not a code invented by man, but laws and princi- 
ples which were created with the universe, and which will 
endure, unchanging, through all time. We have nature, a 
perfect example, forever before us, and there is no excuse 
for our being ignorant of her principles. While we are delv- 
ing among books and relics of remote ages, seeking for hicl- 
Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools, 
den truths, truth and beauties, incomparable, pass before 
our eyes unseen and uninterpreted. 

We consider that man illiterate who is ignorant of the 
principles which have heen determined by use, yet we have 
no word of censure for him who has no knowledge of the 
principles and laws of appearance and design. And the man 
who can express his thought in drawing is rare. 

How many papers or magazines would publish articles 
containing glaring grammatical errors ? And yet they have 
no scruples against reproducing illustrations and designs 
impossible in perspective, poor in composition and atrocious 



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hi drawing. The rarity of good things in art and the great 
abundance of the bad, increase the difficulty of art education. 

In my teaching I endeavor to make the work attractive 
and interesting, but I do not attempt to make the child feel 
that the drawing period is playtime, nor is it my purpose to 
amuse and. entertain him. Both the teachers and the child- 
ren should feel the seriousness of the work and realize that 
it is as important, if not more important, than any other 
study. It is the knowledge that will be of most worth out 
of school, will come closer to the daily life ; its influence 
toward cultivation and refinement is without parallel; it ele- 
vates the taste, and when you have created the right taste, 
you have made for character. 

In my work I have discovered two very serious faults 
which we have made every effort to correct. One was a 
disregard for characteristics of growth, especially for the 
character and formation of stems, and the other the lack of 
improvement in the upper grades. Up to the fifth grade the 
work showed the improvement expected from grade to grade 
but above that it was very slight. I attributed this to the fact 
that the children did not know how to study, so we have 
bent our energies upon teaching them, which means simply, 
TO- USE THEIR EYES. Children in the seventh, eighth 
and ninth grades should be abl<* to make car ful botanical 
studies of plants and flowers, b*it ours were unable even to 
reproduce the size or shape of a spray. In cases where the 
spray was six or more inches long, the majority of draw- 
ings would average three inches. When a child was given 
a spray of five or six large leaves, I have not infrequently 
counted 15 or 20 small ones in his drawing. There are some 
things that do not depend upon a special talent for drawing, 
and every child should be able to reproduce the correct size 
of a plant, and the number of leaves. I have found it nec- 
essary to limit the use of the brush which tended to care- 
lessness and to work largely with the lead pencil, which is the 
true study medium. A drawing poorly made in color is at- 



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tractive, but a badly executed drawing in lead pencil has no 
redeeming qualities, and the child can see it.. In the spring 
we shall take up color again and hope to do good work. 

Children should be taught drawing as carefully and as 
systematically as any other subject. They should be given 
reasons for doing things and should ibe taught the funda- 
mental principles underlying the different phases of art, 
which they are studying. The subject then becomes intelli- 
gent. We do not hope or even attempt to make artists, bin 
we do hope to teach what good art is, and its all importance 
to life ; we hope to arouse a love for and an appreciation of 
the beautiful ; to lead the child to enjoy producing a good 
thing with his hand and brain combined. 

I wish to<tihank the teachers for their hearty co-operation 
with me in the work. I feel that without exception, they have 
done all in their power to make it interesting and successful 
and to carry out my wishes. The children also, are interested 
in their work, and I am not sure but they would prefer a 
drawing lesson even to arithmetic. Their interest and en- 
thusiasm makes the teaching a pleasure. 

"Some day we shall win (back art again to our daily labor , 
win back art, that is to say, the pleasure of life to the people." 

LIT.A B. eUTGHINS. 



Vocal Music 



Mr. M. II. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools : 

The use of the course of study introduced last year has 
been continued. 

The faithful work of the regular teachers is reaping 
results. The schools are nearer being up to grade than they 
were one year ago. 

The growth in the ability to read the language en- 
ables us to spend more time in seeking the expression of the 
finished product. (Consequently more song work has been 
accomplished. This ratio will increase as we advance to- 
ward a higher standard in the rudimentary drill. 

Beside the regular, drill, in learning to read music, the 
primary grades are singing rote songs, the intermediate 
grades are learning to sing by note two-part songs and ex- 
ercises, The grammar grades are learning to sing by note 
three-part songs. 

Supplementary song books have been introduced into 
some of the rooms with gratifying results. 

Again I would express earnest appreciation of the 
faithful work of the teachers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

URANIA G. BURROWS. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Town of Hatfield 




FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING MARCH I, 1907 



Northampton, Mass. 

Press of Herald Job Print 

1907 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 18, 1907. 



Article 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the 
ensuing year including one member of the Board of Water 
Commissioners for three years, one. member of the School 
Committee for three years, one member of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners for three years, one member of 
the Library Trustees for three years, one" Elector under the 
Will of the late Oliver Smith, Esq. To vote on the question 
"Yes or No" shall license be granted for the sale of intoxica- 
ting liquors in this town for the ensuing year. 

Article 3. To revise and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Article 4. To hear the reports of the various Town Offi- 
cers and act thereon. 

Article 5. To receive and pass on Town Accounts. 

Article 6. To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 

Article 7. To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the Town for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 8. To see what action the Town will take in 
relation to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for Memorial Day. 



Article 10. To take action in relation to the support of 
the poor for the ensuing year. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year and make an 
appropriation for the same. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for .the care of cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will appropriate money 
for the payment of tuition of Hatfield children in Smith Aca- 
demy, who are of suitable age and attainment to attend High 
School. 

Article 14.- To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for repairs on schoolhouses. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will make m appropriation 
for Firemens Muster. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to employ a 
teacher of drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year 
and make an appropriation for the same. 

Article 18, To authorize the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow during the municipal 
year beginning March 1, 1907, in anticipation of the collection 
of taxes of said year, such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary for the current expenses of the Town but not to exceed 
the total tax levy for said year, giving the notes of the Town 
therefor, payable within one year from the dates thereof, all 
debts incurred under authority of this vote shall be paid trom 
the taxes of the present municipal year. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for lighting the public streets the ensuing year. 



Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to build a per- 
manent road of stone or other material from a point opposite 
thh residence of Nelson Allaire on Kim Street to Banks Corner 
so called and raise or appropriate money for the same. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to build any 
sidewalk on any part of any street and make an appropriation 
for the same, the abutters to pa)' one-half the cost. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to build any 
permanent roads of stone or other material and raise or appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion for the employment of a School Physician in accordance 
with Chapter 502, Acts of 1906, 

Article 24. To see if the Town will make an appropria- 
tion to provide additional school room in Westbrook school 
building. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to accept trust 
funds (under the provisions of Chapter 78, Section 18, Revised 
L,aws) money left for the care of burial plots in Cemeteries. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will provide in the school 
appropriation for increased Janitor service, so that floors may 
be swept twice a week and the windows washed ence a week 
during school term. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will have the walls of 
the school house tinted, green is suggested as a background 
suitable for pictures. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to build a gravel 
or concrete walk from Kingsley's bridge easterly to Main 
Street on the northerly side of said street the abutters to pay 
one-half the cost. 



Article 29. To see if the Town will vote to extend the 
Water Main to the residence of John Kairn and make an 
appropriation for the same. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will vote to recind the 
vote passed March 21, 1902, in regard to highway employees. 

Article 31. To see if the Town will vote to establish a 
price for labor on highway work. 



Selectmen's Report 



To the Citizens of Hatfield, Mass: 

Gentlemen: — In accordance with the requirements of the 
Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for the 
year ending March 1, 1907, is respectfully submitted. 



POOR EXPENDITURES. 

Mrs. F. T, Vining, board of Mary Jane Manchester, 
C. N. Clark, house rent Mrs A. Gendron, 
P. Ahe'arn & Co., burial John Bak, 
City of Fitchburg, aid rendered M. H. Carleton, 
P. Ahearn & Co., burial Patrick Spean, 
M. J. Ryan, supplies for Margaret O'Neil, 
Chas A. Byrne, medical attendance H. P. Tisdale, 
M. J. Ryan, supplies Mrs. A. Gendron, 
M.J. Ryan, supplies Joseph Prew & family, 
M. J. Ryan, expense John McDermott to Tewksbury, 
J. T. Fitzgibbons, wood for Margaret O'Neil, 
City of Northampton, aid rendered Mrs. A. Gendren, 
" " Christiana Wenzel, 

$401 58 
STATE AID. 

Charles R. Crafts, $22 00 

Richard B. Abbott. 25 00 

47 00 



$144 


00 


60 


00 


10 


00 


41 


00 


15 


00 


54 


20 


13 


00 


4 


13 


10 


50 


, 6 


00 


2 


00 


, 24 65 


17 


10 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 



Hatfield Gas Co., for gas, 
Howard & Smith, coal, 
L H. Kingsley, janitor, 
B. M. Graves, repairs, 



122 


97 


63 


11 


75 


00 




75 



161 83 



WATER RATES. 

Hatfield Water Works, &500 00 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Magazine Club, books, $ 5 00 

Margaret A. Mullany, asst. Librarian, 

McClure, Phillips & Co., books, 

H. H. Smith, 

S. E. Bridgman & Co., 

Rufus Fuller, 

Henry R. Huntting, " 

Marion E. Billings, cataloging books, 

C. M. Barton, 

C. M. Barton, express, cartage, etc., 

CM. Barton, librarian, 

#300 00 

STREET LIGHTS. 

Hatfield Gas Co., 406 92 

BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS. 

W. M. Cochran & Co., bonds for Treasurer, $24 00 

W. M. Cochran & Co., " Tax Collector, 15 00 

$39 00 



6 


25 


36 


10 


2 


90 


163 


03 


3 


50 


6 


00 


1 


00 


6 


00 


1 


45 


68 


77 



TREE WARDEN EXPENDITURES. 

Wm. Nipton & Co., labor, 

Geo. Eberlain, brace rods, 

F. L,. Betsold, labor, 

P. J. Whalen, " 1905, 

P. J. Whalen, " 

P. J. Whalen, cash paid H. J. Kelvey, 

E. M. Graves, labor, 

W T . P. Boyle, paint, 



COST OF BUILDING STATE ROAD. 



T. J. Ryan, team and labor, 

James Ryan, ■' 

H. Shumway, *' 

J. S. Bardwell, 

A. L. Strong, 

W.E.Boyle, 

J. B. Vollinger, 

J. J. Stengline, 

John Adimut, labor, 

P. Brennan, " 

John Priski, 

L. L. Vollinger, 

F. Iv. Betsold, 

J. Gies, 

F. C. Dugal, 

J. S. Bardwell, 

A. Wickler, 

John Uric, 

H. J. Kilvey, 

Peter Denlein, " 

Geo. Steele, tending lights, 

Mass. Broken Stone Co., stone, 



B. & M. R. R., freight on stone, 

John Shane & Sons Co., 

N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R. Co., demurage, 

E. P. Hall & Co., lumber, 

City of Northampton, Stone, 

Howard & Smith, Coal, 

Howard & Smith, cement, 

A. L. Strong, posts, 

H. P. Converse Co., concrete work, 

B. P. Dwight, sand, 

W. P. Boyle, painting fence, 
M. J. Ryan, Supt., 



Amount to receive from State, as per 

contract, #3,792 74 

Amount received sale of stone, 10 00 

Amount receivedfrom N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R. 6 00 
Value of stone stacked, 30 00 

Received from other sources, . 150 00 



27 


57 


1,225 


32 


15 


00 


20 


68 


3 


50 


39 


72 


7 


15 


10 


68 


1,088 


87 


73 


75 


22 


14 


150 00 


£3,686 52 



3,988 74- 



13,686 52 

STEAM ROLLER. 

Buffalo Steam Roller Co. 3,250 00 

BUILDING CONCRETE WALK ON ELM STREET. 

T. J. Ryan, team and labor, $ 36 75 

H. Shumway, " " " 21 00 

A. Brear, " i4 14 00 

C. L. Warner, " ' " 10 50 

T. Graves, " " ," 14 00 

Whalen Bros. »«.«•'« 5 25 



"J. Gies, labor 

David L,andry, 
P. Brennan, 
F. C. Dugal, 
J. Muliins, 
J. Whurler, 
D. E. Cahill, 
J. Orman, 
W. Nipton, 
J. S. Bardwell, 
W. H. Riley & Co., tile, 
K. C. & K. K. Davis, lines and grades, 
J. S. Carl, sand, 
Nelson Allair, sand, 
E S. Stearns, concrete, 



PROSPECT STREET WALK 



J. L,. Boyle, team and labor, 

J. S. Bardwell, 

H. Shumway, V 

T. J. Ryan, 

D.Xandry, labor, 

P. Brenn n, " 

F. C. Dugal, 

J. Orman, " 

J. Whurler, 

D. E. Cahill, 

J. Gies, 

Frank Wilkie, sand, 



11 



CHESTNUT STREET WALK. 



J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 

H. Shumway, 

J. L. Boyle, 

D. P. Sheehan, 

J. Vollinger, 

J. J. Stengline, 

W. E. Bnyle, 

J. Gies, labor, 

M. Sperber, labor, 



DRAIN NO. MAIN STREET. 

J. P. Ryan, akron tile, 
B. & M. R. R., freight, 
Howard & Smith, cement, 
W. A. Bailey, brick, 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, lines and grades, 
Norwood Engineering Co., caps and grates, 
James Ryan, team and labor, 

J. Mullins, labor, 

D. E' Cahill, 
A. Wickles, 
J. Gies, 

F. Adakinski, 
John Duboi, 

P. Brennan, " 

John Stekinski, " 

M. Bick, 

John Smith, 

Tony Stover, 

J. Orman, " 



12 



$ 8 


75 


16 


62 


15 


74 


12 


24 


17 


00 


13 


12 


14 00 


8 


62 


7 


50 



#113 59 



$135 


61 


63 


96 


4 


90 


3 


15 


6 


90 


16 


72 


10 


50 


20 00 


12 


00 


7 


50 


13 


50 


12 


00 


12 


00 


9 


00 


9 


00 


7 


50 


7 


50 


7 


50 


6 00 


#365 


24 



MAKING SNOW PATHS. 

A. Breor, labor, 1905, $ 3 00 

A. Breor, " 1906, 14 00 

A. H. Marsh, labor, 1905, 2 50 

A. H. Marsh, " 1906, 2 50 

W. W. Gore, " " 50 

D. W. Wells, " 2 80 



$5 00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 



$25 30 

EXPENSE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

J. J. Betsold, storing hose wagon, 

C. H. & F. A. Crafts, 

T. H. O'Dea, 

F. Winzel, 

C. W. Marsh, 

J. J. Betsold, care of hose, 

C. H. & F. A. Crafts, use of horse, 

Whalen Bros, use of horse, 

132 00 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 

CD. Bardwell, $50 00 

FIREMEN'S MUSTER APPROPRIATION. 

M. J. Ryan, $75 00 

CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 

F. H. Bardwell, Treasurer, $100 00 

SINKING FUND APPROPRIATION. 
M. J. Ryan, Treasurer, $861 67 

13 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



H. P. Converse & Co., iron bridge, 

F. B. Bardwell, plank, 

A. L. Strong, lumber and plank. 

E. P. Hall& Co., 

J. P. Ryan, akron tile, 

Howard & Smith, coal, 

M. J. Ryan, hardware, 

Chase & Coolidge, oil. 

John S. Lane & Sons Co., stone, 

H. P. Converse & Co., painting bridge, 

Graves & Pellissier, tile, 

G. E. Morton, plauk, 

F. P. Jones, " 

L. H. Kingsley, posts, 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 

T.J.Ryan, 

Mrs. A. Webber, 

J. E. Stoddard, 

D. P. Sheehan, 

A. Brear, 

Whalen Bros. 

J. L. Boyle, 

G. M. Donaldson. 
J. A. Cutter, 

D. W. Wells, 
J. J. Betzold, 

E. W. & S. H. Field," 
C. H. & F. A. Crafts" 
James Ryan, " 
J. S. Bardwell, 
George Chandler, 

W. Fox, labor, 

J. Kairns, 

J. J. Brear, 

W. Coffey, 

W. F. Boyle, 

Richard Fitzgerald, " 



290 


00 


55 


64 


45 


88 


52 


41 


80 


00 


18 


85 


46 


55 


7 


40 


48 


54 


90 


00 




48 


8 


06 


25 


20 


1 


00 


176 


25 


145 


75 


3 


00 


2 


85 


3 


50 


4 


00 


3 


50 



13 00 

1 40 

10 45 



1 


75 


6 


00 


3 


60 


17 


50 


59 


75 


95 


50 


6 


25 


8 


25 


3 


50 


5 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 




75 



14 



David Powers, labor 

J. Raboin, 

J. Orman, " 

D. E. Cahill, 

J. Mullins, 

M. Sperber, 

J. Gier, 

P. Brennan, 

F. C. Dugal, 

A. W. Wolfram, 



TOWN OFFICERS 

D. W. Wells, Water Commissioner, 
C. E. Warner, 

M. J. Proulx, 

C. E. Graves, Selectman, 

C. H. Crafts, 

M.J.Ryan, 

J. S. Wells, Tax Collector, 

J. E. Day, Assessor, 

E. H. Kingsley, Assessor, 
John Vollinger, Assessor, 
Roswell Billings, Treasurer, 

W. H. Belden, Registrar of Voters, 

T. W. Ryan, 

S. F. Billings, 

E. B. Dickinson, Auditor, 

E. H. Kingsley, Town Clerk, 

M. J. Ryan, Supt. of Streets, 

B. M. Warner, Moderator, 

C. K. Morton, Elector, 

J. S. Wells, Tax Collector, 1905-06, 



15 



1 


00 


3 


50 


13 


25 


9 


75 


8 


75 


9 


75 


87 


00 


34 25 


11 


25 


1 


50 



$1,524 56 



$ 10 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


75 


00 


75 


00 


150 


00 


150 


00 


35 


00 


92 


50 


85 


00 


100 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


5 


00 


300 


00 


250 


00 


5 


00 


10 


00 


$1,386 50 


300 


00 


$1,686 50 



CONTINGENCIES. . 

Herald Job Print, Order Book, 
Herald Job Print, Printing Reports, 
Herald Job Print, Printing School Reports, 
Herald Job Print, Printing Ballots, 
Hatfield Gas Co., gas for Town Hall, 
,E- S. Warner, inspecting animals, 

E. S. Warner, inspecting beeves, etc., 

F. H. Sanborn, inspecting boiler, 

J. T. Burke, serving selectmen's warrant, 

Bridgman & Lyman, stationery for Town Clerk, 1904, 

Northampton Daily Herald, publishing notices, 

A. J. Bonneville, disinfecting, 
Metcalf & Co , printing licenses, 

Daily Hampshire Gazette, publishing notices, 
J. L<- & W. K. Potter, sprinkling cart, 

B. & M. R. R., freight on 
S. W. Kingsley, constable, 

repairs on road machine, etc, 
sehoolhouse, 
" truant officer, 

repairing hydrant, 
A. B. Wolfram, painting ho;-e wagon, 
J. T. Powers, constable, 
J. S. Bardwell, wood for Town Hall, 
W. Iy. Beaman, sawing wood for Town Hall, 
Silas Porter, for dike occupation, 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid witnesses in Pauper Case, 

Whately vs. Hatfield, 
E. M. Graves, stove and pipe for Town Hall, 
cleaning Town Hall, 
" repairs " 

moving voting booth, 
Chas. A. Byrne, disinfecting, 

antitoxine treatment, 
exam, for Board of Health, 
returning births, 
A. J. Bonneville, 

16 



$ 5 


50 


65 


50 


16 


80 


18 


25 


7 


49 


55 


00 


64 


09 


5 


00 


3 


00 


3 


25 


2 


30 


6 


00 


8 


00 


1 


00 


325 


00 


6 


30 


7 


25 


8 


55 


4 


65 


2 


00 




60 


5 


00 


2 


00 


15 


00 


2 


10 


5 


00 


18 


70 


33 


90 


5 


95 


1 


81 


3 


00 


20 


00 


8 


50 


1 


00 


8 


00 


7 25 



C. B. Trow, Returning Births, 
W. J. Collins, 
A. H. McCormack, " 

D. P. McGrath, Ballot Clerk, 
A. H. Breor, 
F. H. Bardweil, 
Geo. S. Belden, 
C. D. Bardweil, care of town clock, 

" janitor town hall, 

L. H. Kingsley, copying, recording and indexing 

births, marriages and deaths, 
I,. H. Kingsley, serving selectman's warrant, 

" stationery, postage, express, etc., 

Cecil T. Bagnall, assessor's book, 

tax bills and dog licenses, 
Henry Johnson, tax collector's book, 
Iy. G. Stearns, repairing concrete walk on Sc. street, 
M. J. Ryan, cash paid for postage on Town Reports, 
M. J. Proulx, constable, 
A. W. Wolfram, constable, 1905, 
A. J. Bonneville, disinfecting So. street schoolhouse, 
Chas. A. Byrne, disinfecting Hill school building, 

W. Brook " 
examination of pupils, 
M. J. Ryan, paid on express, etc., 
Howard & Smith, grass seed, 
A. J. Bonneville, med. attendance N. Demarais, 
W. P. Boyle, painting road machine, 



BUILDING TOOL HOUSE. 





50 




50 




25 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 00 


20 


00 


40 


75 


45 


80 


7 


00 


8 


25 


1 


95 


6 


35 


1 


59 


10 


00 


3 


11 


4 


00 


2 


00 


6 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


1 


74 


4 


50 


1 


00 


16 


63 



$962 57 



G. M. Bradford, lumber, . $ 52 85 

A. t. Strong, " 27 38 

B. P. Hall & Co. " 138 73 
John Evans, slating, 92 74 

'7 



W. H. Riley & Co., smoke stack, 

Frank Wilkie, sand, 

M. J. Ryan, hardware, 

W. P. Boyle, painting, 

F. Iy. Betsold, labor and material, 



16 


77 


7 


50 


16 


29 


17 


13 


126 


05 



$494 44 



APPROPRIATIONS TO BE EXPENDED BY THE 
SELECTMEN. 



Poor, 


$ 600 00 


Memorial Building, 


150 00 


Water Rates, 


500 00 


Street Lights, 


700 00 


Bonds, Town Officers, 


50 00 


Concrete Walk, Elm Street, 


800 00 


Gravel Walk, Prospect Street, 


100 00 


Gravel Walk, Chestnut Street, 


150 00 


Drain North Main Street, 


350 00 


Memorial Day, 


50 00 


Firemen's Muster, 


75 00 


Cemeteries, 


100 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


2,000 00 


Town Officers, 


1,400 00 


Public Library, 


300 00 


Contingencies, 


1,500 00 


Interest, 


350 00 


Town Debt, 


1.600 00 


Insurance, 


250 00 


Gravel Walk, Westbrook, 


150 00 


Highway Repairs, Bradstreet, 


500 00 


Balance in Treasury for Steam Roller, 


3,411 57 


State Road Contract, 


3,792 74 




$18,829 31 



18 



RECAPITATION OF ORDERS DRAWN TO 
MARCH 1, 1907. 



Poor, 

State Aid, 

Memorial Building, 

Water Rates, 

Street Eights, 

Bonds, Town Officers, 

Concrete Walk, Elm Street, 

Gravel Walk, Prospect Street, 

Gravel Walk, Chestnut Street, 

Drain North Main Street 

Memorial Day, Appropriation, 

Firemen's Muster, 

Cemeteries, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Town Officers, 

Public Eibrary, 

Contingencies, 

Tree Warden Expenditures, 

Tool House, 

Making Snow Paths, 

Fire Department, 

Sinking Fund, 

Steam Roller, 

State Road, 



401 


58 


47 


00 


161 


83 


500 


00 


406 


92 


39 


00 


1,163 


40 


93 


25 


113 


59 


365 


24 


50 


00 


75 


00 


100 


00 


1,524 


56 


1,686 


50 


300 


00 


962 


57 


137 


26 


494 


44 


25 


30 


32 


00 


861 


67 


3,250 


00 


3,686 


52 


$16,177 63 



19 



UST OF JURORS REPORTED MARCH 1, 1907. 



Nelson Allair, 
George A. Billings, 
Michael W. Boyle, 
George M. Donaldson, 
John Denlein, 
O. Stanley Graves, 
Michael P. Kiley, 
Charles S. Shaltuck, 
Thomas W. Ryan, 
Alvin Iv. Strong, 



Oscar Belden, 
Lawrence A. Powers, 
Charles W. Wade, 
I^ouis J. Pellissier, 
Hugh Mcleod, 
John G. Smith, 
Henry H. Kingsley, 
John F. Leary, 
Edgar H. Field, 
Charles Pfieffer, 
Joseph S. Wells. 



M. J. RYAN, 
C. h. GRAVES, 



) Selectmen 

y of 



C. H. CRAFTS, ) Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 4, 1907. 



20 



Treasurer's Report. 



Roswell Billings, Treasurer, in Account with the Town 
of Hatfield. 

DR. 



To balance on hand. 



Cash rec 



dfrom J. S. Wells, Collector, 

H. E. Belden, 

D. W. Wells, Treas. Water 
Commissioners, 

District Court, fines and for- 
feitures, 

J. T. & W. H. Burke, Liq- 
uor License, 

State, for Supt. of Schools, 

Income of School Fund, 
Corporation Tax, 
National Bank Tax, 
Aid. 

Street Railway, 
Inspection of Animals, 
Repairs State Highway, 
Account State Road, 
Highway Loan Fund, 

B. & M. R. R. P. Sheehan Acct, 

J. J. Slattery, 

Pool License, 

B. & M. R. R. rebate, 

City of Boston, tuition, 

City of Northampton, tuition. 



11,806 


08 


1 370 


38 


18,977 


43 


2,800 


00 


122 


00 


2,000 00 


400 


00 


706 


50 


381 


57 


973 


85 


41 


50 


384 


16 


32 


75 


16 


70 


71 


00 


3,742 


74 


9 


60 


9 


00 


2 


00 


6 


00 


18 


00 


217 


00 



Refunding of Dog Fund, 

Sale of School Books, 

Sale of Lumber, 

Hat. Gas Co., Sidewalk Assessment 

Mrs. J. Sanderson, 

M. H. Burke, 

Est. H. N. Hunt, 

F. Jubenville, 
P. McGlynn, 
C. S. Shattuck, 

G. B. Lowell, 
C. L. Warner, 
F. Allaire, 
Whalen Bros. 
J. S. Carl, 
W. W. Gore, 
Cemetery Lot, 

W. Hatfield, Cemetery Lot, 

S. K. Billings, " No. 138, 

B. B. Hicks, " 59, 

C. D. Bardwell, " 43, 
John Wenzel, */ 2 " 143, 
C.J. Abbott, B. y 2 " 5, 
M. J. Ryan, State Road Acct., 

Sale of Tile, 
Sale of Logs, 
Stone Road, 
Rent of Town Hall, 



145 


70 


1 


70 


12 


57 


3 


70 


23 


40 


45 


24 



5 53 
47 76 

7 67 



22 


62 


47 


29 


73 


91 


26 


09 


29 


74 


74 


47 


25 


00 




50 


3 


00 




50 




50 




50 




50 




50 


150 


00 


13 


60 


8 


00 


10 


00 


36 


00 



BY CASH RBC'D FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

First National Bank, 1 mo. Inst, at 5 

per cent, $1,000 00 

Northampton Inst. P A or Savings, 8 mo. 

Inst. 4^ percent., 6,000 00 



$41,007 75 



22 



CR. 



By Cash Paid Selectmen's Orders, 


116,477 63 


< < 


School Committee Orders, 


7,704 38 


1 1 

< i 


Ints. on Water Bonds, 

Jose Parker & Co., Note, Stone 


1,920 00 




Road Acct. , 


1,000 00 


i < 


Jose Parker & Co., Note, Brad- 






street Fill Acct., 


600 00 


< t 


Interest Temporary Loans, 


201 27 


i i 


Interest Outstanding Loans, 


241 33 


< * 


Count}/ Tax, 


1,832 88 


i < 


Dist. Court Fees and Expenses, 


47 66 


i t 


State Tax, 


1,505 00 


i < 


Repairs State Highway, 


14 40 


< i 


State % Liquor License, 


500 00 


i < 


Insurance, 


225 00 


Balance in 


Treasury, 


2,540 70 



BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY LOANS, 

First National Bank, $1,000 00 

Northampton Inst. For Savings, 6,000 00 



$41,007 75 

IN ACCOUNT WITH SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

DR. 



To Cash in Treasury, 

To Appropriation for Schools, 

To Cash received from State for School 

Superintendent, 
To Cash received from State, Income of 

School Fund, 
To Cash received from City of Boston, 

Tuition, 

23 



1 172 


35 


6,750 


00 


400 


00 


706 


50 


18 


00 



To Cash received from City of North- 
ampton, Tuition, 217 00 

To Cash received from Refunding of 
Dog Fund, 

To Cash received from Sale of Lumber 

To Cash received from Sale of Books, 



CR. 



By Cash paid School Com. Orders, 17.704 38 

Balance in Treasury, 719 44 



145 


70 








12 


57 








1 


70 












$8, 


423 


82 



1,423 82 



IN ACCOUNT WITH J. S. WELLS, COLLECTOR. 

DR. 



To Cash received, $1,370 38 

To Assessors Order of Abatement, 68 79 



$1,439 17 



CR. 

By Uncollected Taxes, $1,426 05 

By Interest on Taxes, 13 12 

$1,439 17 

IN ACCOUNT WITH H. E. BELDEN, COLLECTOR. 

DR. 

To Cash received, $18 977 91 

To Uncollected Taxes, 1,673 04 

To Discount on Taxes, 314 07 

To Assessors Order of Abatement, 22 48 



20,987 50 



24 



CR. 

By Assessors Warrant, $20,450 53 

By Addition to Warrant, 473 96 

By Interest Collected, 63 01 

20,987 50 

WATER FUND. 
DR. 

To 30 years 4 per cent Water Bonds, #48,000 00 

CR. 
By Sinking Fund, • $10,553 70 

SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 

DR. 



CR. 

By Uncollected Taxes, $1,673 04 

By amount due from Sidewalk Ass'mt, 319 73 

State Road Contract, 
Inspection of Animals, 
State Aid, 

Conn. V. St. Ry. Co., 
To Balance in Treasury, Town Acct., 

School " 

4,722 27 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 1, 1907. 

25 



50 


00 


27 


50 


47 


00 


45 


00 


1,840 


56 


719 


44 



Water Commissioners' Report. 



The following is respectfully submitted as the Eleventh 
Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received the past year as follows: 

Balance of Cash from last year's account, $ 48 53 

Cash for collection of Water Rates, 3,783 89 



$3,832 42 



We have paid the past year as follows: 

Town Treasurer, from Water Rates, 

M. J. Proulx, Supt, for collection Water Rates, 

labor and cash paid by Supt,, 
Norwood Engineering Co., service boxes, 
Chapman Valve Mfg. Co., Hydrants and Supplies, 
W. H. Riley & Co., Supplies, 
Northampton Water Works, Specials, 
Maynard Rubber Corporation, Hose, 
Gazette Printing Company, Billheads, 

C. Iy. Warner, 272 ft. 1 in. iron pipe, 

A. H. Beers, Surveying land at reservoir, 

D. W. Wells, man one day surveying, 
Balance cash on hand, 



^2,800 


00 


113 


18 


119 


10 


22 


80 


49 


43 


67 


57 


5 


62 


3 


50 


4 


00 


13 


60 


4 


15 


1 


50 


627 


97 



1,832 42 



There are now 270 connections with private property, 82 
hydrants for fire protection, 5 water tanks, water in five school 
buildings, and in Memorial Hall. 



Two hundred and seventy-two feet of one-inch iron pipe 
has been laid the past year at a cost on the part of the Town 
of $23.55. There is now as follows: 

18,781 feet of 8 inch pipe, 



47,786 ' 


' 6 


23,853 ' 


i 4 


1,320 ' 


' 2 


6,886 ' 


' 1 


1,070 ' 


' H " 



Total, 99,696 feet of main pipe and forty acres of land 
at the reservoir, making the cost of the system to March, 1st, 
1907, #53,6^5.87. 



C. L. WARNER, 

D. W. WELLS, 
M. J. PROULX, 



) Hatfield 

y Water 

) Commissioners. 



Hatfield, Mass., March 1, 1907. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them 
correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 1, 1907. 



27 



Town Clerk's Report. 



The Vital Statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1906 are as follows: 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. * 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



STo. 


Males 


Females 


5 





5 


9 


5 


4 


4 


2 


2. 


7 


2 


5 


11 


7 


4 


2 





2 


6 


4 


2 


5 


3 


2 


3 


2 


1 


5 


2 


3 


5 


1 


4 


6 


2 


4 



Total, 



68 



30 



38 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 





Father 


Mother 


Born in the United States, 


26 


26 


< 
Poland, 


33 


33 


Germany, 


3 


2 


Hungary, 


5 


5 






1 





1 


1 






Ireland, 
Canada, 
Nova Scotia, 



Total, 68 68 

BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 
1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 



46 49 47 52 64 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

No. 

January, 4 

February, 3 

April, 6 

May, 2 

June, 4 

July, 2 

August, 1 

September, 1 

October, 5 

November, 4 

Total, 32 . 

First marriage of both parties, 27 

Second marriage of bride, first of groom, 2 

Second marriage of groom, first of bride, 3 

32 

The oldest and youngest grooms were 42 and 19 years of 
age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were 40 and 18 years of 
age respectively. 

29 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED 





Groom 


Bride 


rn in the United States, 


11 


12 


Poland, 


13 


11 


Ireland, 


1 





Germany, 


2 





Hungary, 


5 


9 



32 



32 



MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 
1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 



28 



21 



24 



17 



30 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



lb. 


Males 


Females 


3 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 











5 


4 


1 


3 


2 


1 


1 


1 





3 


1 


2 


3 


3 





2 


1 


1 


1 





1 


3 


2 


1 



27 



18 





No. 


Males 


Females 


Under 1 year of age, 


5 


4 


1 


Between 1 and 5 years, 


2 


1 


1 


Between 5 and 10 years, 


1 


1 






30 



2 


2 





1 


1 





2 


2 





I 





1 


2 


1 


1 


4 


1 


3 


6 


4 


2 


1 


1 






Between 10 and 20 years, 
Between 20 and 30 years, 
Between 30 and 40 years, 
Between 40 and 50 years, 
Between 50 and 60 years, 
Between 60 and 70 years, 
Between 70 and 80 years, 
Between 80 and 90 years, 

27 18 9 

Age of the oldest person deceased (male) 81 years. 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the 
State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 
Diphtheria, 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Cancer of Intestines, 1 

Disease Heart, 5 

Bronchitis-Chronic, 1 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Brights Disease, 1 

Pneumonia, 2 

Entero-Colitic, 1 

Indigestion, Acute, 1 



3i 



DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 

Shock, 1 

Apoplexy, 2 

Abscess of Brain. 1 

Pernicious Anaemia, 1 

Cerebral Softening, 1 

Infantile Debility, 1 

Premature Birth, 1 

General Debility, 1 

Stillborn, 2 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Fall — Accidental, 1 

Killed by Cars, 1 

Suicide by Hanging, 1 

Total, 27 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 

Jhon Natorwitcz, Edward J. Manchester, 

Martha Ann Dickinson, Katherine Wade, 

Wm D. Billings, Marie C. Carpenter, 

Emma A. Howard, Almeron Crafts, 

Maurice Fitzgibbons, Marshall H Burke, 

Elisha Hubbard, Nelson Desmarais, 

Luther Wells, Joseph Cosuscoski, 

Katherine Orman, Fidelia M. Pease, 

Edward R. Kiley, Victoria Pionka, 

Charles James Abbott, Mary A. Nolan, 

Bridget Kelly, Wendle Randall, 

Apolinata Natorwitcz, Geo. Washington Reed, 
Patrick Sheehan. 



DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending Nov- 
ember 30th, 1906, with the receipts and settlements of the ac- 
count with the County Treasnrer, is as follows: 

96 male dogs at $2 each, 
5 female dogs at $5 each, 

Less fees, 101 dogs at 20 cents each, 

Amount paid County Treasurer June 1st 

and December 1st, 1906, $196 80 

Amount received for dog licenses for the five previous years. 
1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 



£192 00 




25 00 






$217 00 






20 20 



♦221 1211 1204 -1208 1196 20 

Respectfully .submitted, 

L. H. KINGSLEY, 

Town Clerk. 



33 



Assessors' Report, 



Value of assessed personal estate, $ 415,325 00 
real estate, 1,038,663 00 



Total value of assessed estate, 




$1,453,988 00 


Value of assessed buildings, 


$569,645 00 


' 


Value of assessed land, 


469 018 


00 










1,038.663 00 








No. of male polls assessed, 






595 


" residents assessed on property, 




332 


All others, (Corporations, etc.,) 






31 
363 


No of non-residents assessed on pro 


perty, 




47 


All others, 






26 
73 


No. of persons assessed on property 


, 




436 


For poll tax only, 






316 


- 






752 


Rate of total tax per $1000, 






113 30 


No. of horses assessed, (2 mules) 






464 


" cows assessed, 






323 


" neat cattle, 






65 


" swine, 






17 


" fowls, 






1,752 


" dwelling houses, 






325. 


41 acres of land, 






9,244 


State tax, 


$1,519 40 




County tax, ** 


1,832 


88 




Town grant, 


18,375 


00 




Qverlayings, 


123 


25 











-$21,850 53 



Estimated bank and corporation tax. 1,400 00 



$20,450 53 



Conn. Valley St. R. Co. Excise Tax, $280 63 

Value of property exempt from taxation, chap. 12, sec. 5, Rev- 
ised Laws. 

Literary Institutions, 68,525 00 

Church property, 27,000 00 

$95,525 00 

Rsspectfully submitted, 

JOHN VOLLINGER, ) Assessors 
JAMES L- DAY, [ of 

L. H. KINGSLEY, ) Hatfield. 



35 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the following amounts deposited to the credit of 
the Sinking Fund. 

Amhers Savings Bank, 
Northampton Institution for Savings 
Haydenville Savings Bank, 
Nonotuck Savings Bank, 
Florence Savings Bank, 
Greenfield Savings Bank, 
The Franklin Savings Institution., 
Easthampton Savings Bank, 
Town of Hatfield, Water Bond, 
Boston & Maine Railroad Bonds, 



M. J. RYAN, 
R. M. WOODS, 
K. S. WARNER, 



I have this day examined the securities of the Sinking 
Fund Commissioners and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 5, 1907. 



$1,474 


66 


1,151 


37 


1,222 


04 


273 29 


1,126 


86 


1,038 


24 


1,026 


39 


240 


85 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


#10,553 70 


Sinking 




Fund 




Commissioners. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



Town of Hatfield 



MASSACHUSETTS 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1907 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

HENRY S. HUBBARD. Chairman, 1909. 

LAWRENCE A. POWERS, Secretary, 1907 
JOHN J. BETSOIvD, 1908. 
M. H. BOWMAN, Supt. 



Truant Officers* 

Joseph S. Wells, John M. Strong, A. L. Strong and S. 
W. Kingsley. 

Authorized to Sign Certificates for children between the 
ages of 14 and 16. 

M. H. BOWMAN. 



School Census, Sept, I, 1906* 

Number of boys between the ages of 5 and 15, 140 

Number of girls between the ages of 5 and 15, 123 



Total, 263 

Number of boys between the ages of 7 and 14, 97 

Number of girls between the ages of 7 and 14. 89 

Total, , 186 

38 



REPORT. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



Balance in Treasurer's hands from 1906, 


& 172 10 


Town appropriation, 


4,200 00 


" Tuition Smith Academy, 


500 00 


Dog Fund, 


145 70 


State School Fund, 


706 50 


State, for Superintendent, 


400 00 


City of Northampton, 


217 00 


City of Boston, 


18 00 


Evening School, 


50 00 


Appropriation for new school room, 


1,500 00 


" fixtures and teacher for new room, 


500 00 


Received for Supplies, 


1 70 


" IyUmber, 


12 37 




£8,423 57 



Total amount of Orders drawn on Treasurer, ■ $7,704 38 

Balance of School Fund in Treasury Mar. 1, 1907, 719 19 



$8 j 4-3 oi 

ORDERS DRAWN ON TOWN TREASURER. 

M. H. Bowman, Treasurer, $480 00 

R. M. Woods, Treas., Tuition Smith Academy, 500 00 

Mary E. Breor, 360 00 

Katherine W. Day, 360 00 

Mrs. Arabel F. Forbes, 360 00 



Carrie H. Warner, 290 00 
Margaret A. Ryan, - 360 00 

Jessie D. Penniman, 120 00 

Lillian I. Proulx, 72 00 

Agnes Moyhihan, 36 00 

Bessie M. Felton, 108 00 

Mabel R. Farrar, 216 00 

Sarah V. Kiley, 216 00 

Grace W. Bardwell, 240 00 

Mary J. Mulcahy, 240 00 

Lillian B. Hatchings, Drawing Teacher, 41 67 

Urania G. Barrows, Music Teacher, 180 00 

Ruth C. Jackson, Drawing Teacher, 83 33 

Conn. Valley St. Ry. Co., School Tickets. 43 00 

Teachers for attending Teachers' Meetings, 27 00 

Howard & Smith, Coal, 262 74 

J. H. Danforth, Coal, 94 03 

Wm. E. Boyle, Drawing Coal, 10 00 

John J. Betsold, " 11 25 

A. L- Strong, Wood, 12 00 

James Bardwell, " 27 00 

H,S. Hubbard, " 5 00 

Salvas & Braman, Sawing Wood, 4 30 

Sweeping School Houses, 64 12 

Ralph Howard, Janitor, 7 50 

C. H. Hubbard, " 30 90 

Mrs. Hilbert, " 19 50 

John Salvas, " 49 35 

James Orman, " 27 00 

Charles Flynn, •« 24 00 

$ilas G. Hubbard, " 18 00 

Elizabeth Roaf. Teaching, 40 00 

Mrs. M. Hilbert, Janitor and Sweeping, 37 50 

James Bardwell, Wood, 12 50 

James Orman, Janitor, 15 00 

Evening School, A. J. Chidester, 25 00 

Janitor, 1905, 7 40 

Janitor and Oil, 13 61 

40 



J. L,. Hammitt & Co. Supplies, 

Ginn & Company, 

Silver, Burdett & Co., 

American Book Co;, 

The Davis Press, 

KdwardB. Babb & Co., 

Rand, McNally & Co., 

Milton Bradley & Co., 

H. S. Hubbard, Freight and Express, 

Houghton Mufflin & Co,, Supplies, 

S. S. Dwight, Expressage, 

Stenie A. Weaver, Supplies, 

Benj. H. Sanborn, 4k 

D. C. Heath & Co. , 

Expressage, Freight and Cartage, 

Foster Bros, Dusters, 

H. S. Hubbard, School Committee, 

M. H. Bowman, Telephone, Postage etc., 

Ralph Howard, Key, 

R. F. Putnam, Plans for alterations, 

James Orman, Labor school yard, 

David Landry, Labor, 

Claude Hubbard, Labor, 

J. S. Wells, Truant Officer, 

J. H. Danforth, Mdse., 

H. S. Hubbard, Mowing School Yard, 

" Cash for Glass and Door Spring, 

" labor, 

11 Freight, Exp. and Cartage, 1117 

" Clocks. 4 50 

Mrs. Win. Shea, Cleaning School Rooms, 22 00 

Mrs. George Fuseck, . " 

Mrs. Margaret Hilbert, " 

C. W. Wolfram, Care of School Yard ; 

Peter Nozock, Labor, 

John Jembroski, " 

Wm. Lyons, " 

John J. Betsold, School Committee, 

H. S. Hubbard, School Census, 

4i 



93 


99 


80 


87 


45 


58 


60 


74 


2 


00 


12 


50 


11 


48 


12 


00 


3 


14 


20 


91 


1 


35 


1 


35 


5 


00 


3 


75 


5 


40 


2 


50 


40 


00 


16 


28 




30 


40 


00 


10 


50 


4 


50 


2 


00 


4 


75 




75 


4 


00 


5 


15 


11 


25 



6 


00 


7 


50 


6 


50 


4 


50 


3 


75 


6 


00 


15 


00 


18 


00 



H. S. Hubbard, New School Room, 

F. J. Saffer, Book Case, 

John Salvas, Care of School Yard, 

SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. 

James M. Pierce, Glass, 

E. M. Graves, Labor, 

John J. Betsold, labor, 

J. A. Sullivan, Supplies, 

Otis Hager, Lumber, 

John Evans, Repairing Slate Roof, 

Louis Gould, Labor, 

Foster Bros., Mdse., 

Merrick Lumber Co., Lumber, 

H. S. Hubbard, Labor, 

James Ormau, 

C. W. Wolfram, 

Edgar P. Lyman, 

W. H. Riley & Co., 

David Lynch, 

Chas. N. Fitts, Desk, W. Hatfield, 

E. M. Graves, Labor, 5 65 
L- A. Powers, School Committee, 15 00 

State Report, 5 00 

Labor, 
John Monahan " 
John Salvas, Labor and Broom, 
M. J. Ryan, Mdse., 
J. H. Howard, Mdse., 
James Bard well, Labor and Lumber, 

NEW SCHOOL ROOM. 

James Orman, Labor, 

Howard & Smith, Cement and Labor, 

W. H. Bailey, Brick and Laying, 

Merrick Lumber Co., Lumber, 

A. L- Strong, Labor and Material, 

F. J. Saffer, labor, 

42 



15 


00 


7 


91 


10 


00 


3 


00 


7 


65 


67 


15 


5 


00 


8 


77 


10 


90 


3 


80 


6 


67 


11 


56 


1 


20 


1 


20 


3 


25 


20 


27 


25 


01 


13 


70 


10 


00 



25 


00 


17 50 


2 


10 


7 


86 


16 


08 


6 


00 


7 


50 


35 


50 


52 


15 


440 


92 


110 


79 


162 


15 



8 


00 


4 


00 


14 00 


82 


73 


26 


08 


207 


12 


324 


28 


37 


35 


94 


90 


7 


02 


$7,704 


38 


719 


19 



Charles Wade, Drawing Stone, 

WhalenBros., 

H. S. Hubbard, Drawing Slate, Desks and Labor, 

John Evans, Slating, 

J. A. Sullivan, Supplies. 

Chas. N. Fitts, Desks, Chairs, Shades and Table, 

W. H. Riley & Co., Furnace, Ceiling, Blackboards, 

Edgar P. Lyman, Labor, 

Estate of M. H. Burke, Painting, 

J. H. Howard, 

Total Amount of Orders Drawn on Treas., 
Balance of School Fund in Treasury, 

$8,423 57 

There are quite a number of bills that have not been sent 
in, so that our balance as given will be reduced one hundred 
and fifty or two hundred dollars when these bills are paid. 

The new school room that we built last summer, with the 
furnishings cost something over $1,600, and we think it the 
best school rcoin we have. 

New problems are continually coming up for the School 
Committee to solve. Just now the West Brook School is before 
us, with an overcrowded room. There will be seven or eight 
grades this coming year, and we feel that something must be 
done to do justice to that part of the town. We shall either 
have to transport some of the upper grades, or employ another 
teacher and fit up another room. We have room enough to 
accommodate all of our scholars if they lived nearer some school 
that was not crowded West Hatfield and Bradstreet schools 
are small, but too far away for scholars to attend unless the'y 
are transported. 

For the School Committee, 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, 

Chairman. 



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Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Committee of Hatfield : 

I hereby present to you, and through you to the citizens 
of the town, my second annual report of the public schools of 
the town. I have included the reports of the Supervisor of 
Drawing. The statistics are for the calendar year 1906. 

I feel justified in stating that during the past year desir- 
able progress has been made in school work. The spirit and 
industry of pupils is commendable. The fidelity of the 
teachers and the painstaking character of their instruction is 
gratifying. But the results of education cannot be computed. 
To what extent the character of the child has been uplifted, 
and to how great a degree his life has been moulded, cannot 
be measured. And since character building is of supreme 
importance it is of more consequence who teaches the child 
than what he is taught. It is not so important what the child 
is going to do with his knowledge of arithmetic, grammar or 
L,atin, or any other study, as what these studies will do with 
him. The number of facts memorized or of pages studied 
may be a matter of record. But the impression made upon 
the child is beyond computation. In connection with this 
thought it may be added that the tenure of office of the teacher 
ought to be more secure ; and such a wage should be paid and 
certainty of position guaranteed that she will feel that she is a 
part of the community. No teacher can plan and labor for 
the best and highest when compelled to live in expectation of 
possible dismissal at any time. This is all the more important 
as the teacher reaches middle age and yet is at the zenith of 
Jier usefulness. 



Attention is called to the advisability of a strict interpre- 
tation of the law relating to school attendance. This is all 
the more necessary, as we consider the welfare of the future 
citizen and the state. There is an increased feeling on the 
part of the State that every child must receive his full heritage 
of mental development. This is manifested by a stricter 
application of labor laws ; that it is no longer permissible to 
grant absences from school ; that a child under sixteen years 
of age that cannot read and write the English language as 
well as an average third grade pupil cannot be employed in any 
factory, store or workshop, while public schools are in session. 
That more knowledge and skill is being constantly required in 
all departments of work emphasizes the statement that save 
for illness every pupil must attend school regularly. While 
we sympathize with the parent that is in great need of help on 
the farm or in the shop, yet we feel more deeply for the child 
who in a few years is to go out into the world with a very 
limited education. The trend of the Americn nation has not 
only been onward, but upward, and to such a degree that in 
many respects it is the leader of the world. When the Mosely 
Committee from England were making their examinations of 
American institutions nothing impressed them so much as its 
schools and the high degree of intelligence manifested by the 
citizens. This they attributed to compulsory school attend- 
ance. 

With the commencement of the fall term the new grammar 
school was opened at the Centre with the eighth and ninth 
grades in attendance. About twenty-four pupils were en- 
rolled. Several, who were in advance of their grade and had 
been studying during the vacation, were admitted to the 
Academy, where they continue to do acceptable work. 
Others, after some weeks of test, were promoted from the 
eighth to^ the ninth grade. With the opening of this the 
pressure was removed from the Hill grammar school. That 
the school will meet a decided need will become more mani- 
fest as the years pass. That more thorough work will be done 
with the ninth grade than formerly has been done at the 
Academy is true. Every observer will admit that the high 

48 



school has enough work of its own to perform, and to combine 
grade and high school studies is to do inferior work in both. 
Again, the grammar school should be held responsible for the 
proper and thorough preparation of pupils for high school 
work. However, this school will only do its best work when 
parents are interested enough to have their children attend 
regularly and do some studying at home evenings. 

In accordance with Chapter 502, Acts 1906, each town of 
this State is required to appoint one or more school physicians, 
who from time to time shall visit the schools and ascertain the 
condition of health of each pupil. The teachers are required, 
under the direction of the Superintendent, to test the sight 
and hearing of .each pupil. Whenever a child is found that 
is deficient in either sight or hearing, the parent of that child 
is to be notified. In conformity with the above mentioned 
act the State has furnished the necessary material, the teach- 
ers have made the required examinations, and parents have 
been notified. Those so notified ought to promptly take the 
necessary measures ro relieve the child. 

While this law becomes mandatory for the first time 
throughout the State, yet in some cities it has been in prac- 
tical operation for several years, and with increasing bene- 
ficial results. If put into effect in a common-sense manner 
it cannot fail of bringing relief to those that suffer and also 
safeguard those in normal health. While the law is quite 
flexible at present, yet as its beneficial results appear it will 
be more expanded until preventative measures prevail every- 
where. 

That the modern school differs in man}'- ways from the 
school of half a century ago is very apparent. That it makes 
greater demands upon the pupil, both in respect to time and 
scholarship, is true. That more subjects are yearly demand- 
ing a place upon the school curriculum is a fact. That some 
of the old-time subjects, as geography and history, are being 
greatly expanded is a verity. In the rapid expansion of 
knowledge along all lines, especially industrial, there is little 
hope of any contraction of the school courses or of the de- 
mands made by the higher institutions of learning. Again, 

49 



there is reason for thinking that even greater claims will be 
made upon the pupil who aims to keep pace with his fellows 
in the race for success. Furthermore, parents are demanding 
thrt their children shall have completed a good course of 
study severil years before they are out of their teens. To 
meet, even to a resonable degree, these demands calls for the 
special co-operation of the parent with the teacher in two 
lines: First, that the pupil be at school every day when health 
will permit; second, that in the higher grades time shall be 
given for home study. The latter is as essential as the former. 
Unless the pupil comes to class with lessons properly prepared 
progress is nearly impossible. Again, it is not reasonable to 
expect that the willing worker shall be kept behind because 
some other pupil does not properly prepare work, either in or 
out of school. Only one course of action is permissible, 
namely, that those members of a class that are qualified shall 
advance and others remain behind. 



SUGGESTIONS. 

In 1906 an appropriation of $350 was made for purchas- 
ing supplies for the public schools of this town. As the total 
enrollment of the schools of the town has been 250 the allow- 
ance per pupil for supplies has been $1.40. Out of the sum 
appropriated not only the regular supplies must be purchased, 
but also all extras for the departments of music aud drawing. 
With an increasing demand for books and an increase in 
prices, it is impossible to properly meet the demands of the 
schools with the above appropriation. Again, the pupils that 
attend the Academy have been furnishing their own supplies. 
But these children are as much our own as they were when in 
the grades. If deserving of help then, more deserving now; 
Furthermore, with some parent it may be the one thing that 
decides whether the child shall be given advantages beyond 
the grades or not. To reasonably furnish the children of all 
the schools with necessary supplies calls for an appropriation 
of $500. 



5o 



finally, respectful attention is invited to the fact that the 
town should make some arrangement with the trustees of 
Smith Academy whereby the children of the town that attend 
that institution may secure all that would accrue to them in a 
high school that met State requirements. It is believed that 
there is no serious obstacle in the way of forming such a 
union with the Academy that would be acceptable to the State 
and also secure the State aid of $500 annually. If such an 
arrangement could be made, the Academy, that has a long and 
very commendable record of service to its credit, would enter 
upon a new era of prosperity, greatly benefiting the pupils 
and not increasing the tax of the town. With the single 
thought in mind of aiding the children of the town the above 
suggestions, are offered. 

In closing I thank you, members of the School Commit- 
tee and all others that have aided in rendering the schools 
effective, for the kindness accorded me. 

Respectfully yours, 

MORTIMER H. BOWMAN, 

Superintendent of Schools. 

Hatfield, Feb. 8, 1907. 



5i 



SCHOOL CALENDAR. 
Common Schools. 

Spring Term (12 weeks) April 1— June 21. 
Fall Term (15 weeks) Sept. 4— Dec. 20. 
Winter Term (9 weeks) Jan. 6— March 14. 

RESIGNATIONS AND TRANSFERS. 

Arabel F. Forbes, transferred from West Grammar to Centre 
Grammar. 

West Primary — Lillian I. Proulx, resigned. 
West Brook — Jessie D. Penniman, resigned. 
Bradstreet — Bessie M. Felton, resigned. 



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Report of Supervisor of Drawing. 



Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools : 

The aim of the drawing is to cultivate an appreciation of 
what is beautiful in nature and the arts, to develop power, 
skill and individuality in expressson, to encourage the inven- 
tive power, and to train the eye of the pupil to accurately 
judge the size, shape and dimensions of objects, so that the 
drawing may have a practical use in future years. 

In order to meet the requirements necessitated by the 
aim, the work in the upper grades has been divided into the 
following classes: Nature, color, mechanical, constructive 
w T ork, object drawing and design. In the lower grade into 
these classes: Nature, constructive, pictorial work, and the 
developmental study of a few common objects. 

With the exception of the color work in the upper grades, 
the drawing has shown a steady improvement, not only in the 
results, but in the manner of drawing and the enthusiasm dis- 
played. In the spring we shall take up color again, and hope 
to do good work. 

I wish to thank the teachers for their earnest and faithful 
work. Their hearty co-operation has aided me greatly and 
made the teaching a pleasure. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUTH C. JACKSON, 

Supervisor of Drawing. 



Vocal Music 



Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools ; 

I submit the following brief report regarding the depart- 
ment of vocal music in the schools of Hatfield : 

Thanks to the faithful co-operation of the teachers the 
year has marked greater progress than either of the two pre- 
ceding. 

Throughout the schools, as a whole, there has been an 
improvement in the quality of tone. When we succeed in 
getting the pupils to give a sweet musical tone in the daily 
leseon, they soon learn to distinguish between the beauty of 
pure sweet tones and any discordant. 

Public school music should result in accurate and ready 
sight readers. While the gain here is gratifying, it shohld 
be a stimulus to teachers and pupils alike, iuciting to more 
earnest effort, as the future possibilities are so unlimited. 

The graduate from the grammar room should carry with 
him a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles of 
music. At the close of this school year nearly all the classes 
in the primary grade rooms will have covered the ground 
required in these technics in their several grades. While 
there is advancement in the intermediate and grammar grades, 
time will be necessary to bring them up to grade. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank teachers for cordial sup- 
port. They alone can make this work porfitable to each in- 
divdual. The progress noted evidences their earnest efforts. 

Respectfully, 

URANIA G. BURROWS. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 



Town of Hatfield 




FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1908. 



HERALD JOB PRINT 
NORTHAMPTON, "MASS. 
I908 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 16, 1908. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Article 2. — To choose all necessary Town Officers for the 
ensuing year: Town Clerk, three Selectmen, three Assessors 
(one for three years, one for two years, and one for one 
year) , Town Treasurer, one School Committee for three years, 
one Water Commissioner for three years, one Sinking Fund 
Commissioner for three years, one Trustee for Public Library 
for three years, Auditor, Tree Warden, Elector under the 
will of Oliver Smith, Tax Collector, six Constables, and to 
vote on the question, "Yes" or "No" — Shall licenses be 
granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town? 

Article 3. — To revise and accept the list of Jurors 
reported by the Selectmen. 

Article 4. — To hear the reports of the various Town 
Officers and act thereon. 

Article 5. — To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Article 6. — To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges the ensuing year. 

Article 7. — To take action in relation to raising money 
to defray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 8. — To see what action the town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 9. — To see if the town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 



Article 10. — To take action in relation to the support of 
the poor for the ensuing year. 

Article 11. — To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for the care of cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Article 12. — To see if the town will vote to remove the 
hedge around the Main street cemetery, and appropriate 
money for so doing. 

Article 13. — To see if the town Avill vote to accept the 
provisions of Sections 1 to 41, inclusive, of Chapter 49, R. L., 
in regard to sewers and drains. 

Article 14. — To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year, and make an 
appropriation for the same. 

Article 15. — To see if the town will appropriate money 
for the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children in Smith 
Academy, who are of suitable age and attainments to attend 
High School. 

Article 16. — To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for repairs on schoolhouses. 

Article 17. — To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools the ensuing year, and make an 
appropriation for the same. 

Article 18. — To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Article 19. — To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for Firemen's Muster. 

Article 20. — To see if the town will authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow 
during the municipal year beginning March 1, 1908, in antici- 
pation of the collection of taxes of said year, such sums of 
money as may be necessary for the current expenses of the 
town, but not exceeding the total tax levy for said year, giving 
the notes of the town therefor, payable within one year from 
the dates thereof. All debts incurred under authority of this 



vote shall be paid from the taxes of the present municipal 
year. 

Article 21. — To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for lighting' public streets the ensuing year. 

Article 22. — To see if the town will vote to build any side- 
walks on any part of any street, and make an n impropriation 
for the same, the abutters to pay one-half the cost. 

Article 23. — To see if the town will vote to build any per- 
manent roads of stone or other material, in any section of the 
town, and raise or appropriate money for the same. 

Article 24. — To see if the town will make an appropria- 
tion for the employment of a School Physician, in accordance 
with the provisions of Chapter 502, Acts of 1906. 

Article 25. — To see if the town will vote to buy a snow- 
plough, and appropriate money for same. 

Article 26. — To see if the town will vote to extend the 
South Main street sewer system, and raise or appropriate 
money for the same. 

Article 27. — To see if the town will vote to extend the 
water system through Depot Road to the residences of John S. 
Denlein and one Jandenski, and raise or make an appropria- 
tion for the same. 

Article 28. — To see if the town will vote an appropria- 
tion for purchasing any supplies or apparatus needed by the 
Fire Department. 

Article 29. — To see if the town will vote to open up a 
drain or small brook on east side of highway, nearly opposite 
residence of Gilbert E. Morton, in Bradstreet. 

Article 30. — To see if the town will authorize the Select- 
men to contract with the Massachusetts Highway Commission, 
according to the provisions of Section 10, Chapter 47, R. L., 
to construct a section of State Highway to be built in Hat- 
field this year. 



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Article 31. — To see if the town will authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow a 
sum of money, not exceeding $5,000, to construct said high- 
way ; said loan to be paid out of the money paid the town by 
the State Highway Commission for construcing said road. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Citizens of Hatfield, Mass. : 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with the requirements of the 
Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for the 
year ending March 2, 1908, is respectfully submitted : 

STATE AID EXPENDITURES. 

Richard B. Abbott, $60.00 

Charles R. Crafts, 24.00 

Mrs. Sarah W. Bardwell, 28.00 



$112.00 



POOR EXPENDITURES. 

M. J. Proulx, expense to Tewksbury with State boys, $ 13.94 

Mrs. F. T. Vining, board Mary J. Manchester, 144.00 
Dr. A. J. Bonneville, medical attendance Mary J. 

Manchester, 7.00 
C. N. Clark, house rent Gendron family, 17.00 
City of Northampton, medical attendance and sup- 
plies A. J. Gendron family, 50.30 
John Bluder, sawing wood Margaret O'Neal, 1.75 
M. J. Ryan, supplies for Margaret O'Neal, 55.46 
Howard & Smith, coal Margaret O'Neal, 7.88 
City of Northampton, supplies Christianna Wentgel, 31.31 
City of Northampton, supplies Joseph Proulx, 9.10 
Thaddeus Graves, house rent Shea family, 42.00 
M. J. Ryan, supplies Shea family, 58.93 
Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical attendance Shea family, 38.50 



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Howard & Smith, coal Shea family, 24.14 

Howard & Smith, coal Patrick Brennam. 6.81 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical attendance H. P. Tisdale, 5.00 



$513.12 
Appropriation, $600.00 

Balance, $86.88 

OUTSIDE POOR EXPENDITURE. 

B. & M. R. R., house rent for Mrs. Nelso Denroy, $39.00 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical attendance Mrs. N. Denroy, 1.00 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical attendance Peter Gengrass, 11.00 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, medical attendance Andrew Pudlesne, 12.00 



$63.00 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

Hatfield Gas Co., lighting, $27.17 

A. L. Strong, wood, 12.00 

Howard & Smith, coal, 51.00 

Reupert D. Graves, repairs, 21.25 

E. P. Lyman, repairs, 2.50 

L. H. Kingsley, janitor, 75.00 



$188.92 



WATER RATES. 

Hatfield Water Works, $500.00 

Temporary loan, 600.00 

BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS. 

Wm. M. Cochran, treasurer, $24.00 

Wm. M. Cochran, collector, 15.00 

$39.00 



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CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 

F. II. Bardwell, treasurer, $100.00 

MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATION. 

C. K. Morton, treasurer, $50.00 

STREET LIGHTING APPROPRIATION. 

Hatfield Gas Co., $787.46 

TREE WARDEN. 

P. J. Whalen, cash paid for labor, $60.25 

P. W. Schepp, labor, trimming and bolting trees, 38.00 



$98.25 



PUBLIC LIBRARY EXPENDITURES. 

Magazine Club, magazines, $ 5.00 

J. W. Heffernan, books and supplies, 28.85 

P. H. Chew, binding magazines and supplies, 11.25 

S. E. Bridgman, books, 100.95 

L. H. Kingsley, printing cards, 8.82 

C. M. Barton, services as librarian, 75.00 

C. M. Barton, cataloging and recataloging, 62.90 

C. M. Barton, cash paid for supplies, 3.83 



$296.60 



MUSTER DAY APPROPRIATION. 
M. J. Ryan, treasurer, $75.00 

SINKING FUND APPROPRIATION. 
M. J. Ryan, treasurer, $861.67 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURES. 

Boston Woven Hose & Rubber Co., new hose, $199.17 

Fred Wentzel, storing hose wagon No. 1, 5.00 
Thomas H. O'Dea, storing hose wagon No. 2, . 5.00 

John J. Betsold, storing hose wagon No. 3, 5.00 

John J. Betsold, services of Co. No. 3, 3.00 

C. H. Crafts, storing hose wagon No. 5, 5.00 

C. H. Crafts, services of Co. No. 5, 4.00 

C. W. Marsh, storing hose wagon No. 4, 5.00 

C. W. Marsh, drying hose, old bill, ^ 2.00 

Fred A. Allaire, services of Co. No. 1, 2.00 

Fred A. Allaire, services of Co. No. 1, old bill, 4.00 



$239.17 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

M. J. Ryan, services as chairman selectmen, 1906, $ 150.00 

C. L. Graves, services as selectman, 1906, 75.00 

C. H. Crafts, services as selectman, 1906, 75.00 

D. W. Wells, services as water commissioner, 1906, 10.00 

C. L. Warner, services as water commissioner, 1906, 10.00 
M. J. Proulx, services as water commissioner, 1906, 10.00 
H. S. Hubbard, chairman school committee, 1906, 50.00 
Howard C. Belden, one-half payment collector, 1906, 100.00 
James L. Day, assessor, 1907, 38.75 
L. H. Kingsley, assessor, 1907, 93.75 
John Vollinger, assessor, 1907, 82.50 
F. H. Bardwell, ballot clerk, 4.00 

D. P. McGrath, ballot clerk, 2.00 
A. H. Breor, ballot clerk, 4.00 
Lewis J. Pellissier, ballot clerk, 2.00 
Rudolph Weber, ballot clerk, 2.00 
Reuben F. Wells, ballot clerk, 2.00 
Wm. H. Belden, registrar of voters, 8.00 
T. W. Ryan, registrar of voters, 8.00 



u 

S. F. Billings, registrar of voters, 8.00 

C. K. Morton, elector, 1907, 10.00 

B. M. Warner, moderator, 1907, 5.00 

E. B. Dickinson, auditor, 1906, 5.00 

Howard C. Belden, balance due as collector, 100.00 

John J. Betsold, services school committee, 1907, 15.00 

Lawrence Powers, services school committee, 1907, 20.00 

L. H. Kingsley, services town clerk, 300.00 

L. H. Kingsley, services treasurer, 100.00 



STATE ROAD EXPENDITURES. 



SOUTH MAIN STREET SEWER, 



$1,290.00 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, . $38.00 

Joseph Newman, labor, 27.50 

Steven Vachula, labor, 48.25 

J. S. Bardwell, labor, 28.00 

H. O. Shumway, labor, 21.00 

David Billings, 32.00 

Daniel Sheehan, 36.00 

Howard & Smith, 20.00 

John Uric, 15.75 

Paul Holich, 15.75 

Patrick Brennan, 12.25 

Lawrence Waltz, 13.13 

Jacob Geiss, 3.50 

Charles Wagner, 3.50 

A. L. Strong, 8.00 

John Vollinger, 34.50 



$357.13 



James P. Rigan, iron pipe, $ 26.20 

M. J. Ryan, 6 cars sewer pipe, 572.97 

B. & M. R. R. freight on sewer pipe, 323.89 



n 

Norwood Engineering Co., catch basins, 48.00 

Howard & Smith, cement, 26.40 

Shumway & Riley, oakum rope, 8.64 

W. A. Bailey, brick, 25.50 

David Billings, labor and brick, 4.50 

Wm. II. Riley, pipe, 68.96 

City of Northampton, rent of cleaning machine, 10.00 

E. C. & E. E. Davis, surveying, 63.40 
M. J. Ryan, supplies, 7.35 
M. J. Ryan, services attending hearing of Sewer Com- 
missioners, Boston, ^ 10.00 

T. J. Ryan, superintendent, 117.50 

M. J. Proulx, labor, 77.24 

Lawrence Waltz, labor, 67.57 

Jacob Geiss, labor, 44.08 

Frank Dugal, labor, 36.94 

Paul Michey, labor, 8.94 

Michael Sharek, labor, 33.44 

Buerejli Buerzak, labor, 31.81 

John Lymula, labor, 20.45 

Eddie Kempisty, labor, 63.00 

Sobek Yancras, labor, 16.82 

J. S. Bardwell, labor, 4.00 

Patrick Brennan, labor, 45.50 

Wm. Murphy, labor, 7.88 

Paul Holich, labor, 1.75 

Leroy Graves, labor, 2.13 

Stanly Prodenroski, labor, 5.25 

George Steel, labor, 5.25 

Jariot Chimence, labor, 2.82 

Paul Wirgelewski, labor, 17.50 

F. H. Bardwell, labor, 31.50 
John Mutuseo, labor, 14.00 
Thomas McGrath, labor, 17.50 
Hamilton Kelvy, labor, 1.75 
Joseph Chimuro, labor, 7.88 



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Frank Godlenski, labor, 
Myron Solaski, labor, 
John Sargaski, labor, 
Lawrence Parks, labor, 
John Psyewozonik, labor, 
George Syenjera, labor, 
Michael Sereda, labor, 
Paul Nachy, labor, 
Frank Ginza, labor, 
Sebastian Ginza, labor, 
Michael Paul, labor, 
Joseph Lijda, labor. 
Uroko Yanzek, labor, 
Martin Cisck, labor, 
Andrew Bukoski, labor, 
Sylvester Gonchos, labor, 
Jurko Laszkeiwaz, labor, 
John lioyleh, labor, 
George Eberlein, repairs, 



3.50 
14.00 
15.75 

8.55 
4.64 
3.00 
6.00 
6.75 
17.77 
9.60 
2.50 
1.64 
2.55 
5.39 
9.39 
6.75 
8.25 
5.25 
1.00 



Appropriation, 

Value of Akron tile unused, 



$2,000.59 

$2,000.00 

$61.25 



CONTINGENCIES. 



Herald Job Print, printing 500 town reports, $ 70,00 

Herald Job Print, printing 50 school reports, 16.80 

Herald Job Print, printing 500 ballots, 18.25 

Herald Job Print, printing scarlet fever placards, 3.50 

Herald Job Print, printing 2 order books, 5.50 

Gazette Printing Co., printing tax bills, 3.50 

J. S. Wells, services truant officer, 1906, 1.00 
Dr. A. J. Bonneville, fumigating, medical inspection, 80.75 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, fumigating, medical inspection, 112.00 

Dr. C. A. Byrne, returning births, 8.50 



H 

E. S. Warner, inspecting animals, 61.00 
E. S. Warner, inspecting beeves, veals and hogs, 50.25 
E. S. Warner, quarantining, 2.00 
C. N. Fitts, supplies, Sadewski, hospital, 11.90 
Mrs. S. P. Tilton, nurse, Sadewski, hospital, 45.00 
M. J. Ryan, supplies, Sadewski, hospital, 7.65 
Dr. C. A. Byrne, med. attendance, Sadewski, hospital, 16.00 
Miss Laura Wilder, provisions, Sadewski, hospital, 16.42 
Howard & Smith, team work, t .50 
Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, tool house, old bill, 13.91 
Win. P. Boyle, painting tool house, old bill, 25.53 
C. H. Pierce, insurance premium, 90.00 
Fred Wentzel, services as constable, 7.00 
Chas. D. Harris, services as constable, 10.00 
M. J. Proulx, services as constable, 4th July, 2.00 
J. T. Powers, services as constable, 4th July, 2.00 
Arthur Bard well, services as special constable, 4th July, 2.00 
S. W. Kingsley, services as constable, 11.50 
Willis Holden, services as special constable, 2.00 
Herbert D. Smith, services aiding constable, 3.00 
Hatfield Gas Co., lighting town hall, 5.77 
Rupert D. Graves, repairs town hall, 21.07 
A. C. Bardwell, janitor town hall, 12.00 
A. C. Bardwell, care town clock, 9.00 
Estate C. D. Bardwell, care town clock, 4.15 
Estate C. D. Bardwell, janitor town hall, 6.50 
Kavanagh Brothers Co., memorial in Pilgrim monu- 
ment, 45.00 
Louis J. Pellissier, services as fish and game warden, 

1906 and 1907, 10.00 
C. H. Pierce, insurance premium, West Brook school- 
house, 52.50 
Silas Porter, fee for dike damage, 5.00 
E. M. Graves, moving booths and puttying glass, 1.75 
E. M. Graves, plumbing and material, tool house, 9.77 
Larkin Proulx, ferryman during high water, 3.00 
Seth W, Kingsley, truant officer, 7,00 



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Seth W. Kingsley, tool repairs, 3.90 

H. B. Belden, letterheads, postage, etc., 9.50 

M. J. Ryan, postage on town reports, 3.35 

B. & M. R. R., freight on hose, .83 

L. H. Kingsley, copying valuations, 22.00 

L. H. Kingsley, recording births, marriages, deaths, 50.70 

L. H. Kingsley, serving selectmen's warrants, 8.00 

L. II. Kingsley, posting quarantine cards, 4.00 

L. H. Kingsley, notifying town officers, 2.00 
L. H. Kingsley, cash paid A. J. Bonneville, M. D., 

returning births, 7.25 

L. H. Kingsley, cash paid printing assessors' books, 7.75 

L. H. Kingsley, cash paid typewriting material, 4.50 

L. II. Kingsley, cash paid stamps, paper arid envelopes, 13.91 
L. H. Kingsley, cash paid express penholders, paste 

and pencils, 2.65 
L. H. Kingsley, cash paid voters' check list and tax 

collectors' books, 2.58 

David Billings, cash paid stationery and postage, 2.30 
David Billings, cash paid fumigating material, S. 

Conery house, 1.50 

David Billings, cash paid telephone charges, 2.18 

David Billings, cash paid printing, 2.25 

David Billings, cash paid car fare state paupers, 3.00 

David Billings, cash paid car fare for tramp, .20 



$1,046.32 
ORDINARY HIGHWAY EXPENDITURES. 

T. J. Ryan, superintendent, $ 200.00 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 349.97 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 269.10 

J. C. Ryan, team and labor, 26.63 

Willis Holden, team and labor, 5.75 

John Vollinger, team and labor, 7.50 

David Billings, team and labor. 8,00 



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James Mullins, team and labor, 8.00 

Whalen Brothers, team and labor, 10.38 

William Boyle, team and labor, 4.00 

M. J. Proulx, team and labor, 19.68 

L. L. Day, team and labor, 11.00 

Charles Harris, team and labor, 4.00 

0. S. & A. P. Graves, team and labor, 10.95 

B. M. Warner, team and labor, 32.50 

Daniel Sheehan, team and labor, 34.95 

D. W. Wells, team and labor, ' 8.10 

A. C. Bardwell, team and labor, 8.85 

John Karen, Jr., labor, 4.38 

F. H. Bardwell, labor, 1.78 

Joseph Kempisty, labor, 6.00 

Frank Dugal, labor, 39.62 

Stanly Reglewski, labor, 3.20 

Martin Janos, labor, 1.60 

David Laundry, labor, .75 

John Merrick, labor, .88 

George Steel, labor, 5.25 

Laurence Waltz, labor, 31.07 

Jacob Geiss, labor, 101.12 

John Fnsie, labor, 19.25 

John Uric, labor, 2.40 

Michael Superba, labor, 11.27 

John Masty, labor, 9.52 

William Graf, labor, 1.75 

John Brur, labor, 5.00 

John Stenglein, labor, 3.00 

Charles W. Wade, water in tool house, • 8.50 

Frank Betsolcl, labor, 13.00 

Frank Betsold, plank, 139.50 

Henry Carl, plank. 22.00 

A. L. Strong, plank, 1.60 

A. D. Montague, plank, 24.84 

City of Northampton, crushed stone, 5.15 

Howard & Smith, labor and supplies, 51.65 



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Norwood Engineering Co., catch basins, 

J. H. Howard, supplies 

A. D. Black, cutting edges road machine, 

A. W. Morton, 

M. J. Ryan, state commissioners ' hearing, 

E. W. & S. H. Field, labor, 

John Karen, sand, 

E. B. Dickinson, sand, 

A. L. Strong, sand, 

Estate C. D. Bardwell, roller, 
M. J. Ryan, supplies, 

B. & M. R. R., freight, 
M. H. Riley, Akron tile, 
J. P. Ryan, iron pipe, 
Shumway & Riley, Akron tile, 
Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, 
George Eberlein, repairs, 
Patrick Brennan, labor, 
Gilbert Morton, labor, 

J. T. Fitzgibbons, labor, 



22.12 

6.06 
16.00 

2.00 
10.00 

1.60 
15.00 

2.10 
15.00 

1.50 
38.89 

2.10 
21.76 
35.76 
80.00 
55.48 
17,20 
42.87 

5.00 

3.00 



$1,926.88 



WEST HATFIELD STATE ROAD REPAIRS. 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, 
J. S. Bardwell, steam roller, 
J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 
II. Shumway, team and labor, 
David Billings, team and labor, 
Frank Dugal, team and labor, 
Lawrence Waltz, team and labor, 
Jacob Geiss, team and labor, 



$28.00 
16.25 
12.34 
24.00 
22.00 
14.00 
12.25 
9.63 



$138.47 



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SCHOOL STREET. 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, 
J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 
H. Shumway, team and labor, 
M. J. Proulx, team and labor, 
J. L. Day, team and labor, 
F. H. Bardwell, team and labor,' 
J. C. Ryan, team and labor, 
H. Godin, team and labor, 
Frank Dugal, labor, 
Lawrence Waltz, labor, 
Jacob Geiss, labor, 
Patrick Brennan, labor, 
E. B. Dickinson, sand, 



$15.00 

12.45 

10.45 

6.00 

6.45 

8.00 

8.20 

6.00 

6.31 

5.25 

6.31 

.87 

14.00 



MAPLE STREET FILL. 



$105.29 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, 
J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 
H. Shumway, team and labor, 
J. C. Ryan, team and labor, 
David Billings, team and labor, 
J. L. Day, team and labor, 
P. T. Boyle, team and labor, 
E. S. Warner, team and labor, 
Frank Dugal, labor, 
Stanley Regulewski, labor, 
Martin Janos, labor, 
Lawrence Waltz, labor, 
Jacob Geiss, labor, 
John Foosic, labor, 
Eddie Kempisty, labor, 
Melcher Kulesza, labor, 



18.00 

30.00 

4.00 

11.00 

16.00 

14.00 

10.00 

10.00 

18.00 

6.40 

10.80 

5.25 

5.25 

8.75 

10.80 

4.80 



*9 

John Gendron, labor, 1.75 

Tony Paukoski, labor, 7.20 

Patrick Brennan, labor, 10.27 

$202.27 



MAIN STREET SIDEWALK. 

T. J. Ryan, superintendent, $ 51.00 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 66.00 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 52.00 

J. C. Ryan, team and labor, 34.00 

John Vollinger, team and labor, 24.75 

David Billings, team and labor, 20.00 

James Mullins, team and labor, 20.00 

William Boyle, team and labor, 12.00 

M. J. Proulx, team and labor, 29.00 

J. L. Day, team and labor, 26.00 

F. H. Bardwell, team and labor, 10.00 
P. T. Boyle, team and labor, 12.00 

G. A. Billings, team and labor, 16.00 
Frank Dugal, labor, 21.88 
Stanley Regulewski, labor, 8.00 
Martin Janos, labor, 8.00 
David Laundry, labor, 7.50 
John Merrick, labor, 9.19 
Lawrence Waltz, labor, 27.13 
Jacob Geiss, labor, 27.12 
John Foosic, labor, 8.75 
Eddie Kempisty, labor, 18.70 
Michael Gogel, labor, 6.75 
Tony Pankoski, labor, 6.40 
Patrick Brennan, labor, 26.63 
Thomas McGrath, labor, 10.88 
Andrew Drowdral, labor, 2 ? 20 



20 

Burijle Bucrak, labor. 4.95 

Peter Shuenter, labor, 3.00 

Peter Dendelein, labor. 5.25 

Paul Wirgulewski, labor. 4.95 

Steven Varchula, labor, 16.00 

Alec Kosash, labor, , 20.00 

Joseph Raboin, labor, 7.50 

John Stengleus, team and labor. 12.00 

Alfred Brers, team and labor. 20.00 

E. B. Dickinson, sand, 40.40 

A. H. Beers, surveying, 3.00 

$698.93 



MAPLE STREET SIDEAVALK. 

T. J. Ryan, superintendent, $ 30.00 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 19.58 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 26.00 

J. C. Ryan, team and labor, 20.00 

David Billings, team and labor. 27.00 

J. L. Day, team and labor, 12.00 

P. T. Boyle, team and labor, 14.00 

M. J. Proulx, team and labor. 5.00 

Nelson Allaire, team and labor, 6.00 

Alfred Brers, team and labor, 8.00 

Frank Dugal, labor, 12.00 

Stanley Regulewski, labor, 9.60 

Martin Janos, labor, 11.20 

Lawrence Waltz, labor, 8.75 

Jacob Geiss, labor, 8.75 

John Foosic, labor, 9.38 

John Uric, labor, 4.80 

Eddie Kempisty, labor, 6.40 

Michael Gogel, labor, 5.25 

Tony Pankoski, labor, 6,40 



2\ 

Patrick Brennan, labor, 14.00 

Joseph Raboin, labor, 6.00 

A. H. Beers, surveying. 3.00 



STONE ROAD. BRIDGE STREET. 



$273.09 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, $ 39.00 

J. S. Bardwell, labor, steam roller. 18.75 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 26.37 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 32.00 

J. C. Ryan, team and labor, 26.00 

David Billings, team and labor, 28.00 

Whalen Brothers, team and labor, 8.00 

J. L. Day, team and labor, 18.00 

F. H. Bardwell, labor, 26.00 

James Mullins, labor, 2.00 

Charles Wade, labor on drain, 1.50 

Frank Dugal, labor, 16.00 

Stanley Regulewski, labor, 1.60 

Martin Janos, labor, 18.40 

David Laundry, labor, 4.50 

Lawrence AYaltz, labor, 19.25 

Jacob Geiss, labor, 16.62 

John Foosic, labor, ^ 14.00 

Eddie Kempisty, labor, 5.60 

Michael Gogel, labor, 3.00 

Patrick Brennan, labor. 21.00 

Alec Kosash, labor, 4.00 

City of Northampton, crushed stone, 72.00 

John S. Lane, crushed stone, 101.94 

William A. Bailey, brick, 8.50 

William A. Bailey, labor, 4.70 

Anthony Wickler, labor, 1.50 

M. W. Boyle, team and labor, 26.00 

$564.23 



22 



KINGSLEYS HILL. 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, 


$ 27.00 


J. S. Bardwell, labor, steam roller, 


16.25 


J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 


16.33 


II. Shumway, 


11.90 


David Billings, 


10.00 


Whalen Brothers, 


12.00 


F. H. Bardwell, 


4.00 


M. W. Boyle, 


12.00 


P. T. Boyle, 


1.00 


Frank Dugal, labor, 


14.00 


Lawrence Waltz, labor, 


14.00 


Jacob Geiss, labor, 


11.96 


John Foosic, labor, 


6.58 


City of Northampton, crushed stone, 


65.00 


John S. Lane, crushed stone, 


101.94 



$323.96 



WEST BROOK SPECIAL REPAIRS. 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, 
J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 
Willis Holden, team and labor, 
Smith Briggs, team and labor, 
Carlton Crafts, team labor, 
Steven Vachula, team and labor, 
J. T. Fitzgibbons, team and labor, 
David Laundry, team and labor, 
Lawrence Waltz, 
Jacob Geiss, 
John Foosic, 
Patrick Brennan, 



$ 15.00 

22.00 

17.05 

12.00 

19.00 

15.00 

4.00 

4.50 

10.50 

10.50 

10.50 

8.75 



$148.80 



23 



BRADSTREET SPECIAL REPAIRS. 



T. J, Ryan, superintendent, 
J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 
H. Shumway, team and labor, 
Willis Holden, team and labor, 
William Boyle, team and labor, 
0. S. & A. P. Graves, labor, 
Abbert Morrb, labor, 
Frank Jones, labor, 
George S. Belden, labor, 
Smith Rriggs, labor, 
Carlton Crafts, labor, 
Steven Vachula, labor, 
J. T. Fitzgibbons, labor, 
David Laundry, labor, 
Frank Dugal, labor, 
Lawrence Waltz, labor, 
Jacob Geiss, labor, 
John Foosic, labor, 
Peter Shuneter, labor, 
Stanley Garboski, labor, 



$ 27.00 
40.00 
32.00 
15.00 
32.00 
29.57 

2.50 
59.50 
24.00 
20.00 
19.00 
19.00 
20.00 
10.50 

2.75 
14.00 
14.00 
14.88 

7.50 

1.50 



BRADSTREET SEWER. 



$404.70 



T. J. Ryan, superintendent, 
John Merrick, 
Lawrence Waltz, 
Jacob Geiss, 
Eddie Kempisty, 
Patrick Brennan, 
John Philipek, 
Thomas McGrath, 



$ 18.00 

1.75 

10.50 

10.50 

9.70 

10.50 

3.30 

5.25 



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Andrew Drondral, 


4.80 


Bnryli Buerak, 


9.90 


Paul Wegelewski, 


8.25 


H. Shumway, 


8.00 


John Vollinger, 


1.75 




$102.20 


OLD BILLS. 




James Ryan, 


$10.50 


Alfred Brers, 


5.00 


James L. Boyle, 


1.75 


A. L. Strong, gravel, 1906, 


10.00 


J. S. Bardwell, 


10.64 



$37.89 



ADDITION TO NORTH HATFIELD SCHOOLHOUSE. 

A. C. Matthews, labor, $1,126.24 

C. N. Felts, supplies, 159.54 

William H. Riley, labor, furnishing, 332.90 

E. S. Crafts, cash paid for labor, 178.95 

W. N. Potter & Son, material, 9.45 

Edwin Murphy, labor, 36.75 

I. Sadowski, labor, 10.50 

Willis Holden, labor, 25.37 

Steven Vachula, labor, 8.00 

J. S. Bardwell, labor, 4.00 

George Moore, labor, 25.00 

Edwin Sanderson, labor, 25.00 

L. S. Crafts, lumber, 24.00 

Charles Field, labor, 22.50 

C. W. Wodfram, labor, 11.00 

$1,999.20 



25 

REPAIRS ON MAIN SCHOOL ROOM. 

A. C. Matthews, labor, $110.09 

William H. Riley, furnace, 150.00 

C. N. Fitts, supplies, 16.46 

E. S. Crafts, labor, 19.85 



$296.40 



RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN. 



Poor, 


$ 513.12 


Outside Poor, 


63.00 


State Aid, 


112.00 


Tree Warden, 


98.25 


Memorial Day, 


50.00 


Muster Day, 


75.00 


Fire Department, 


239.17 


Cemetery, 


100.00 


Memorial Building*, 


188.92 


Street Lighting, 


787.46 


Library, 


296.60 


Sinking Fund, 


861.67 


Water Rates, 


500.00 


Temporary Loans, 


600.00 


State Road, 


357.13 


Contingencies, 


1,046.32 


South Main Street Sewer, 


2,000.59 


Ordinary repairs Highways and Bridges, 


1,926.88 


State Road Repairs, 


138.47 


School Street Expenditure, 


105.29 


Maple Street Fill Sidewalk, 


202.27 


Maple Street Sidewalk, 


273.09 


Main Street Sidewalk, 


698.93 


Stone Road Bridge Street, 


564.23 


Kingsleys Hill, 


323.96 



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North Hatfield Special Repairs, 


148.80 


Bradstreet Special Repairs, 


404.70 


Bradstreet Sewer, 


102.20 


Old Bills, 


37.89 


Schools, 


7,528.14 


School Dept., bills paid by former treasurer before 




March 25, 


101.00 


Evening Schools, 


62.39 


North Hatfield Addition, 


1,999.20 


North Hatfield Main Building Repairs, 


296.40 


Bonds for Town Officers, 


39.00 


Town Officers, 


1,290.00 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



$24,132.07 



Poor, $ 600.00 

Memorial Building, 150.00 

Bonds for Town Officers, 50.00 

Memorial Day, 50.00 

Firemen's Muster, 75.00 

Cemeteries, 100.00 

Highways and Bridges, 2,000.00 

Salaries for Town Officers, 1,400.00 

Public Library, 300.00 

Contingencies, 1,000.00 

Interest, 400.00 

Town Debt, 1,600.00 

School Physician, 150.00 

Water Rates, 500.00 

Tuition Smith Academy, 500.00 

Schools, 5,000.00 

South Main Street Sewer, 1,000.00 

Street Lighting, 850.00 

Permanent Roads, 1,000.00 

Gravel Sidewalk, Maple Street, 500.00 



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Evening School, 75.00 

Furnishing Addition North Hatfield Schoolhouse, 300.00 

Special Repairs North Hatfield, 150.00 

Special Repairs School Street, 500.00 



$18,250.00 



APPROPRIATIONS, 1908. 

South Main Street Sewer, $1,000.00 

Special Repairs, Bradstreet Road, 500.00 

Addition North Hatfield Schoolhouse from treasury, 1,600.00 



$3,100.00 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

RESOURCES. v 

Balance in Treasury March 1, 1907, $ 719.44 

Town appropriation, 5,000.00 

Trustees Smith Academy, 500.00 

Dog fund, 153.84 

State school fund, 708.00 

State fund, superintendent, 400.00 

City of Northampton, tuition, 189.00 

City of Boston, 16.50 

City of Boston, 6.00 

Evening school, 75.00 

Addition North Hatfield schoolhouse, 1,600.00 

Furnishings, North Hatfield schoolhouse, 300.00 



$9,667.78 
Bills paid by treasurer from Mar. 1 to Mar. 25, 1907, $ 101.00 
Total amount orders drawn on treasury, 9,886.13 



$9,987.13 



Overdrawn, $319.35. 



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EXPENDITURES. 

M. 11. Bowman, superintendent, $ 490.40 

R. M. Woods, tuition, Smith Academy, 500.00 

Mrs. A. F. Forbes, 130.00 

Miss Margaret A. Ryan, 384.00 

Miss Elizabeth Roof, 130.00 

Miss Florence I. MacMullen, 240.00 

Miss Helen I. Sadler, 240.00 

Miss Katherine W. Day, 384.00 

Miss Mary E. Breor, 384.00 

Miss Mary J. Mulcahy, 384.00 

Miss Sarah V. Kiley, 348.00 

Mrs. Grace W. Bardwell, 130.00 

Miss Hazel C. Cheney, 240.00 

Miss Mary Decker, 240.00 

Miss Mabel R. Farrar, 108.00 

Miss Julia E. Mellor, 216.00 

Miss Ruth C. Jackson, drawing teacher, 137.64 

Miss Alma J. Bridgman, music teacher, 141.87 

Miss Alma J. Bridgman, supplies, 1.70 

Expense attending teachers' meetings, 26.60 

Miss Julia E. Mellor, car fare, 4.50 

Connecticut Valley St. R. R., tickets, 33.50 

Burlep School, supplies, 1.45 

Howard & Smith, coal, 383.72 

George H. Danforth, coal, 192.94 

Joseph Godin, drawing coal, 8.00 

Daniel Sheehan, drawing coal, 8.00 

F. G. Bardwell, wood, 5.00 

J. S. Bardwell, wood, 54.00 

J. S. Bardwell, sawing wood, 1.13 

James Orman, janitor, 136.50 

John Salvor, janitor, 53.80 

John Salvor, labor, 19.05 

Charles Flynn, janitor, 19.50 

Mrs. Catherine, sweeping and cleaning, 14.50 



29 

C. W. Wolfram, janitor and labor, 93.25 

Mrs. Conie Hilbert, janitor and labor, 62.50 

Claud and Silas Hubbard, janitors, 72.40 

Eli Frasier, 5.00 

Eli Frasier, 3 keys, .25 

Mrs. Louisa Shea, cleaning, 24.50 

Mrs. Anna Foosic, cleaning, 1.50 

Mrs. Helen Butzek, cleaning, 13.50 

Miss Conie Wickler, sweeping, 18.00 

Miss Lena Proulx, sweeping, 30.00 

Miss Anne Levetre, sweeping, 24.00 

Miss E. M. Graves, labor, 6.30 

John Stacrou, labor, 4.50 

Frank Betsold, repairs, 8.25 

Rupert D. Graves, repairs, 36.52 

F. J. Soffer, repairs, 6.36 

William P. Boyle, painting, 262.45 

J. M. Pierce, painting, 22.64 

John Monahan, labor, 18.00 

Oliver Zanoaraz, labor, 6.75 

John W^ozok, labor, 12.00 

F. W. Schepps, labor, 13.55 

Louis Gould, labor, 4.25 

S. W. Kingsley, labor, 1.50 

Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, 28.15 

William H. Riley, repairs, 57.87 

Shumway & Riley, repairs, 18.15 

James L. Boyle, labor, 6.75 

John Betsold, labor and supplies, 40.75 

H. S. Hubbard, labor, supplies, freight, 33.83 

H. S. Hubbard, taking school census, 16.00 

M. H. Bowman, telephone, supplies, etc., etc., 32.67 

L. H. Powers, labor and supplies, 76.25 

L. H. Powers, state report, 5.00 

C. S. Crafts, book cases and freight, 75.54 

George H. Danforth, supplies, 1.35 

Foster Brothers, supplies, , 12.29 



30 

M. J. Ryan, supplies, 14.25 

J. H. Howard, supplies, 5.25 

C. N. Fitts, furnishing, 69.01 
Charles W. Wade, labor, 1.00 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., books and supplies, 42.54 
Ginn & Co., books and supplies, 25.04 
Edward E. Babb & Co., books and supplies, 24.17 
American Book Co., books and supplies, 37.04 

D. C. Heath & Co., books and supplies, 10.21 
Silver Burdett & Co., books and supplies, 50.84 
Rand McNally & Co., books and supplies, 10.50 
Milton Bradley & Co., books and supplies, 29.13 
Massery Young & Co., books and supplies, 28.00 
Mrs. Serrie A. Weaver, books and supplies, .90 
Leavenworth & Co., books and supplies, 80.00 
Frederick H. Brown, books and supplies, 5.00 
J. L. Hammett & Co., books and supplies, 150.89 



$7,528.14 



EVENING SCHOOL. 

A. J. Chidster, teaching, $50.00 

Claud H. Hubbard, janitor, 7.00 

Silas G. Hubbard, janitor, 5.00 

M. J. Ryan, supplies, .39 



$62.39 

LIST OF JURORS REPORTED BY THE SELECTMEN, 
FEBRUARY 29, 1908. 

Name. Occupation. 

John Denlein, Farmer 

Edgar H. Field, 
Michael P. Kiley, 
Thomas W. Ryan, Clerk 



3J 



Charles S. Shattuck, 
Hugh McLeod, 
Charles W. Wade, 
Lawrence A. Powers, 
Joseph S. Wells, 
Reuben F. Wells, 
Thaddeus Graves, Jr., 
George Bitner, 
Edson W. Strong, 
Frederick T. Bardwell, 
Smith E. Briggs, 
Robert L. Belden, 
Rudolph W. Weber, 
Edward A. Ryan, 
MacL. LaMountain, 
John W. Kiley, 
Paul Baloise, 
G. Raymond Billings, 
Eugene Jubenville, 
Thomas M. O'Dea, 
Patrick W. Mullins, 



Gun Manufacturer 

Lathe Manufacturer 

Farmer 



Farmer and Carpenter 

Farmer and Sawyer 

Farmer 



fJ-'J**'?^ *«*W 



DAVID BILLINGS, 

T. J. RYAN, 

C. E. WARNER, 



Selectmen of Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen and find them correct. 



E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 9, 1908. 



Treasurer's Report. 



L. H. Kingsley, Treasurer, in account with the Town of 

Hatfield. 

DR. 

To Cash received from R. Billings, Treasurer, $2,560.00 

To Cash received from II. E. Belden, Collector, 1906, 1,664.09 
To Cash received from A. L. Strong, Collector, 15,241.41 

To Cash received from Treas. Water Commissioners, 2,400.00 
To Cash received from Treas. Water Commissioners, 600.00 
To Cash received from District Court, fines and fees, 113.80 
To Cash received from Liquor License, 2,000.00 

To Cash received from Pool License, 2.00 

To Cash received from State, for Supt. of Schools, 400.00 
To Cash received from Income of Mass. School Fund, 708.00 
To Cash received from National Bank Tax, 788.62 

To Cash received from Corporation Tax, 381.04 

To Cash received from Street Railway Tax, 366.61 

To Cash received from Inspection of Animals, 27.50 

To Cash received for State Aid, 39.00 

To Cash received from Board of Charity, transporting 

paupers, 6.90 

To Cash received from Tuition of Children, 6.00 

To Cash received from Highway Commission, repairs, 187.25 
To Cash received from support and burial of paupers, 34.00 
To Cash received from City of Northampton, tuition, 189.00 
To Cash received from City of Northampton, aid for 

Gingras, 11.00 

To Cash received from City of Boston, tuition, 16.50 

To Cash received from J..E. Porter, load of stone, 2.00 



33 

To Cash received from Conn. Valley St. Ry., painting 

bridges, 45.00 

To Cash received from Town of Sunderland, aid J. 

Pudlesney, 12.00 

To Cash received from rent of Town Hall, 7.00 

To Cash received from Refunding of Dog Fund, 153.84 

To Cash received from Sale of Sadoski Supplies, 12.00 

To Cash received from Sale of plank, 1.20 

To Cash received from Richard B. Abbott, cemetery 

lot, .50 

To Cash received from Estate J. D. Porter, sidewalk 

assessment, 96.01 

To Cash received from Fred Winzel, sidewalk assess- 
ment, 30.64 

To Cash received from H. D. Smith, sidewalk assess- 
ment, 5.53 

To Cash received from Mary Cleaval, sidewalk assess- 
ment, 5.53 

Cash received from Valentine Parader, sidewalk assess- 
ment, j 13.85 

Cash received from Joseph Smith, sidewalk assess- 
ment, 21.61 

Cash received from James L. Day, sidewalk assessment, 19.23 
Cash received from Thomas M. Day, sidewalk assess- 
ment, 15.94 

Cash received from Rhoda W. Hubbard, sidewalk as- 
sessment, 41.97 

Cash received from H. S. Hubbard, sidewalk assess- 
ment, v 47.50 

Cash received from William P. Boyle, sidewalk assess- 
ment, 37.64 

Cash received from Smith Academy, sidewalk assess- 
ment, 17.00 

$28,328,71 



34 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Two months' note, 5% per cent, $2,000.00 

Northampton Inst, for Savings, 6 months, 

5y 2 per cent, 5,000.00 

Northampton Institution for Savings, re- 
newal, 4% per cent, 3,500.00 

Hatfield Sinking Fund, demand note, 927.52 

$11,427.52 



$39,756.23 



CR, 



By Cash paid Selectmen's Orders, $24,132.07 

By Cash paid Interest on Water Bonds, 1,920.00 

By Cash paid State, % Liquor License, 500.00 

By Cash paid District Court, fees and expenses, 24.83 

By Cash paid Interest, Temporary Loans, 181.68 

By Cash paid Interest, Outstanding Loans, 177.33 

By Cash paid County Tax, 1,983.93 

By Cash paid State Tax, 1,760.00 

By Cash paid Repairs State Highway, 19.40 

Balance in Treasury, 456.99 

BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY AND OUTSTANDING 

LOANS. 

Jose, Parker & Co., note, Depot Road, $1,000.00 
Jose, Parker & Co., note, Bradstreet Fill, 600.00 
Northampton Inst, for Savings, note, 

6 months, 5,000.00 

Two months' note, 2,000.00 

$ 8,600.00 



$39,756.23 



35 
IN ACCOUNT WITH H. E. BELDEN, COLLECTOR. 

DR. 



To Cash received, $1,664.09 

To Assessors' Orders of Abatement, 33.47 



$1,697.56 



CR. 



By Uncollected Taxes, $1,673.04 

By Interest on Taxes, 24.52 



$1,697.56 



IN ACCOUNT WITH A. L. STRONG, COLLECTOR, 

DR. 



To Cash received, 

To Uncollected Taxes, 

To Discount on Taxes, 

To Assessors ' Orders of Abatement, 


$15,241.41 

5,740.95 

309.69 

16.65 

cbOl OAK q() 


CR. 

By Assessors' Warrant, 
By Addition to Warrant, 
By Interest Collected, 


$20,966.48 

294.96 

44.26 

$21,305.70 



WATER SINKING FUND. 
DR. 

To 30 years ' 4 per cent Water Bonds, $48,000.00 

CR. 
By Sinking Fund, $11,901.93 



36 

.SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

OUTSTANDING NOTES. 

Jose, Parker & Co., Depot Road account, $3,000.00 
Hatfield Sinking Fund, demand note, 927.52 

Northampton Inst, for Savings, 6 months ' 

note, 3,500.00 

$7,427.52 

CR. 

By Uncollected Taxes, $5,740.95 

By amount due from Sidewalk Assess- 
ment, 503.17 

By amount due from State, ballasting 

road, 550.00 

By amount due from State Aid, 112.00 

By amount due from Inspection of Animals, 50.00 

By amount due from City of Northamp- 
ton, 40.00 

By Balance in Treasury, 456.99 

$7,453.11 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Town Treasurer and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 3, 1908. 



Water Commissioners' Report. 

The following is respectfully submitted as the Twelfth 
Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners : 

We have received the past year as follows: 

Balance of cash from last year's account, $' 627.97 

George C. Flynt, water on state road, 3.10 

Sale of 1 inch water pipe, 2.60 

From connections and material, 54.00 

Town of Hatfield, advance on construction, 600.00 

Cash from collection of water rates, 3,834.53 



$5,122.20 



We have paid the past year as follows : 

Town of Hatfield, on cash advanced, $ 600.00 

Town of Hatfield, on water rates, 2,400.00 

Charles W. Wade, for collections, 115.03 

Charles W. Wade, for labor and cash paid, 121.83 

Haydenville Co., bushing valves, 1.25 

W. H. Riley & Co., water gate and supplies, 68.41 

Norwood Engineering Co., supplies, 61.48 

Cuyler & Mohler, 1 inch galvanized pipe and lead, 292.92 

M. H. Drummond & Co., 4 inch cast iron pipe, 686.64 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 14.64 

Kiley & Gleason, laying pipe, 606.01 

R. D. Graves, labor and materials, 58.23 

H. S. Gere & Sons, advertising, 3.25 

Gazette Printing Co., order book, 2.00 

P. H. Chew, record book, 8.00 

Balance cash on hand, 82.51 

$5,122.20 



38 

There are now 311 connections with private property, 83 
hydrants for fire protection, 5 water tanks, water in 5 school 
buildings, and" in Memorial Hall. 

Extension of water main the past year has been 1,517 
feet of 4 inch cast iron pipe from the house of Mr. John C. 
Ryan to the top of Clay hill at a cost of $1,058.27 

2,972 feet of 1 inch galvanized iron pipe to the house 

of Mr. John Karen, 680.61 



Total cost of construction, $1,738.88 

There are now as follows: 



18,781 feet of 8 inch 


pipe, 


47,786 


i i 


6 


( i 




25,370 


, i i 


4 


i i 




1,320 


i i 


2 


i i 




9,858 


i i 


1 


i i 




1,070 


i i 


% 


t c 





Total 104,185 feet of main pipe, and forty acres of land 
at the reservoir, making the cost of the system to March 1, 
1908, $55,414.75. 

CHARLES L. WARNER, 
DANIEL W. WELLS, 
MICHAEL J. PROULX. 

Hatfield Water Commissioners. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 2, 1908. 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 

Treasurer of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them 

correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 2, 1908. 



Town Clerk's Report, 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1907 are as follows : — 4 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, * 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



No. 


Males. 


Females. 


3 


. 3 





6 


. 4 


2 


1 


1 





9 


1 


8 


4 


1 


3 


5 


3 


2 


9 


6 


3 


11 


8 


3 


8 


4 


4 


6 


2 


4 


1 


1 





3 





3 



66 



34 



32 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 





Father. 


Mother. 


Born in Canada, 


3 


2 


Born in the United States, 


23 


24 


Born in Poland, 


31 


32 


Born in Germany, 


2 


2 


Born in Hungary, 


4 


5 


Born in Ireland, 


3 


1 



Total, 



66 



66 



40 

BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 

1902 1903. 1904 1905 1906 



49 47 52 64 68 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

No. 

January, 1 

February, 4 

April, 4 

May, 3 

June, 2 

July, 2 

August, 3 

September, 2 

October, 5 

November, 7 

Total, 33 

First marriage of both parties, 31 

Second marriage of both parties, 1 

Second marriage of groom, first of bride, 1 

33 

The oldest and youngest groom were fifty and twenty-one 
years of age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were thirty-nine and 
eighteen years of age respectively. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 





Groom. 


Bride. 


Born in the United States, 


14 


17 


Born in Poland, 


11 


11 


Born in Ireland, 





1 



4* 



Born in Germany, 
Born in Hungary, 
Born in Russia, 
Born in Canada, 



33 33 

MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 
1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 



21 



24 



17 



30 



DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 

Total, 



Under 1 year of age, 
Between 1 and 5 years, 
Between 5 and 10 years, 
Between 10 and 20 years, 
Betwene 20 and 30 years, 
Between 30 and 40 years, 



43 



22 



32 



No. 


Males. 


Females. 


3 


2 


1 


4 


2 


2 


1 


1 





6 


3 


3 


5 


5 





6 


2 


4 


4 


2 


2 











2 





2 


5 


1 


4 


1 


1 





6 


3 


3 



21 



No. 


Males. 


Females. 


9 


4 


5 


4 


1 


3 


5 


3 


.2 


3 


3 





2 





2 


1 


1 






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Between 40- and 50 years, 3 12 

Between 50 and 60 years, 4 3 1 

Between 60 and 70 years, 4 3 1 

Between 70 and 80 years, 3 2 1 

Between 80 and 90 years, 4 13 

Between 90 and 100 years, 10 1 

43 22 21 

Age of the oldest person deceased (female) 95 years. 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Classified according' to the nomenclature adopted by the State 
Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES. 

Diphtheria, 2 

Scarlet Fever, 5 

Malarial Fever, 1 



CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. 

Cancer, 2 

Tuberculosis, 3 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Nephritis, 3 

Pneumonia, 6 

Cirrhosis of Liver, 3 

Bronhcitis, Chronic, 2 

Heart Disease, 3 

Gastric Ulcer, 1 

Blood Poisoning, 1 



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DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. 



Appendicitis, 
Infantile Debility, 
Premature Birth, 
Still Born, 



VIOLENT DEATHS. 



Pell down stairs, 
Run over by cars, 
Accidental drowning, 

Total, 



1 
1 
1 

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NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Franklin K. Porter, 
John Burke, 
Alice Brennan, 
Charlotte G. Wilkie, , 
Charles L. Graves, 
Augusta Wells, 
Sophica Ziezulewiycz, 
Charles Wells,, 
Michael Chandler, 
Edwin M. Graves, 
Harriet E. Belden, 
Helena Jalinski, 
William Shea, Jr., 
Annie Sulick, 
Katherin Shea, 
Alice I. Marsh, 
Alice L. Bardwell, 
William G, McGrath, 
Joseph Waskiewitcz, 
Katherine Korzash, 



Ella Brennan, 
James Brennan, 
Edward Brennan, 
Joseph Proiilx, 
Mary Gogle, 
James A. Cutter, 
Leroy E. Casten, 
Caleb D. Bardwell, 
Antoine Zaromber, 
Mary A. King, 
Donald F. Warner, 
Mary Powers, 
John B. Smith, 
Kuningunder Chandler, 
Boleslawa Wysocki, 
Chloe C. Morton, 
Charles E. Hubbard, 
Marion Dickinson, 
Champion Dickinson. 



44 

• DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending 
November 30, 1907, with the receipts and settlements of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows : 

87 male dogs at $2 each, $174.00 

6 female dogs at $5 each, 30.00 

$204.00 

Less fees, 93 does at 20 cents each. 18.60 



$185.40 



Respectfully submitted, 
L. H. KINGSLEY. Town Clerk. 



Assessors' Report. 



Value of assessed personal estate, $ 331.778.00 
Value of assessed real estate, 1,087,399.00 



Total value of assessed estate, 


$1,419,177.00 


Value of assessed buildings, 


$603,880.00 




Value of assessed land, 


483,519.00 






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Number of male pole assessed, 




549 


Number of residents assessed on property, 


334 


All others (corporations, etc.), 




32 

— 366 


Number of non-residents assessed on property, 


45 


All others, 




26 

— 71 


Number of persons assessed on 


property, 


437 


For poll tax only, 




279 

716 


Rate of total tax per $1,000, 




$14.00 


Number of horses assessed (4 mules), 


467 


Number of cows, 




328 


Number of neat cattle, 




54 


Number of swine, 




18 


Number of fowls, 




1,707 


Number of dwelling houses, 




331 


Number of acres of land, 




9,238 


State tax, 


$1,779.40 




County tax, 


1,983.93 




Town tax, 


16,900.00 




Overlayings, 


303.15 


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Estimated bank and corporation tax, 1,350.00 

Conn. Val. St. Ry. Co. excise tax, 290.96 

Value of property exempt from taxation, Chapter 12, 
Section 5, Revised Laws: 

Literary Institutions, $68,955.63 

Church property, 27,000.00 

— $95,955.63 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN VOLLINGER, 
JAMES L. DAY, 
L. H. KINGSLEY. 

Assessors of Hatfield. 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the following amounts deposited to the credit 
of the Sinking Fund: 

Northampton Institution for Savings, $ 819.92 

ITaydenville Savings Bank, 1,271.00 

Nonotuck Savings Bank, 463.48 

Florence Savings Bank, 1,169.48 

Easthampton Savings Bank, 250.53 

Town of Hatfield water bond 4%, 1,000.00 

Boston & Maine Railroad bonds 4%, 2,000.00 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co., bonds, 4%, 2,000.00 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co, notes, 5%, 2,000.00 

Town of Hatfield, note, 4%%, 927.52 



$11,901.93 



M. J. RYAN, 
R. M. WOODS, 
E. S. WARNER, 

Sinking Fund Commissioners. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Sinking Fund Commissioners and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 2, 1908. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



Town of Hatfield 



MASSACHUSETTS 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1908. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 

HENRY S. HUBBARD, Chairman, 1909. 
JOHN J. BETSOLD, 1908. 

LAWRENCE A. POWERS, Secretary, 1910. 
M. H. BOWMAN, Superintendent. 



Truant Officers, 

S, W. KINGSLEY and A. L. STRONG. 

Authorized to sign certificates for children between the 
ages of 14 and 16, M. H. Bowman. 



School Census, September 7, 1907, 

Number of boys betwen the ages of 5 and 15, 136 

Number of girls between the ages of 5 and 15, 123 



Total, 264 

Number of boys between the ages of 7 and 14, 94 

Number of girls between the ages of 7 and 14, 87 

Total, 181 



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Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Committee of Hatfield: 

I hereby present to you, and through you to the citizens 
of the town, my third annual report. It includes the reports 
of the Supervisor of Drawing, the Supervisor of Music and 
the statistics for the year 1907. 

The year has been characterized by an unusual number 
of absences. These were caused almost entirely by sickness 
and fear of contagion. Yet, commendable advancement has 
been made and the work has shown desirable energy on the 
part of teachers and pupils. When from year to year the 
attempt is made to formulate in words the advancement made 
by any one school, language fails to express the desired 
thought. The number of facts memorized is unimportant, but 
the uplift that has come to the child is greatest of all. 

A brief outline course of studies has been placed in each 
school, and the reading material has been substantially 
increased. The day of old-fashioned readers is largely past. 
The advent of bright, finely illustrated books suited to all 
grades and containing facts that are attractive and complete 
in themselves has ushered in an age of happy helps for the 
children. Pages might be written upon this subject, but it is 
sufficient to record that as means permit the best is being pro- 
vided for each pupil. 

From the Center grammar school a class of eighteen was 
graduated last June. Sixteen of these entered the Academy 
at the opening of the fall term, and have done acceptable 
work. Owing to the departure of so large a number the 
school is smaller than last year; but with the opening of the 
fall term 1908, the school ought to assume it usual size. 



56 

With the commencement of the fall term a new and very 
pleasant room was opened at West Brook for the upper grades 
of that school. Forty-seven pupils were enrolled in the two 
schools at this place, twenty-four of which were in the gram- 
mar room. The work of this school during the past several 
years, though under experienced and very efficient teachers, 
could not be made as thorough as it ought to be. With a 
division of the pupils and work far better results are being 
secured. Furthermore there is every reason to think that for 
years in the future the two rooms will meet all practical needs, 
and that equal opportunities will be given to those that attend 
these schools. 

During the summer vacation every schoolroom in the town 
was thoroughly cleaned, calcimined, repaired, and nodusto 
applied to the floor. If there be any doubt as to the physical 
benefit and moral uplift of these changes, visit the schools and 
ask teachers and pupils whether they enjoy the new sur- 
roundings. The rooms are to be further beautified in the near 
future by pictures of a high grade hung on suitable moulding. 
These pictures were secured by the united efforts of the Book 
Club, teachers and children. Whatever honor accrues is fully 
due to the ladies of the Club, who have striven most patiently 
and faithfully to make the environment of the children pleas- 
ant and attractive. We think that a personal visit by the 
parents to any of the schools will so convince them of the 
helpfulness of this effort, that what has been done will only 
prove to be a beginning of better and brighter surroundings 
for the children. 

In addition to the excellent work performed by the Medi- 
cal Inspectors of the schools, whose report will be found on 
another page, the usual annual tests relating to sight and 
hearing have been made by the teachers. Reviewing the work' 
of the past year, we believe that most parents are ready an'd 
willing to co-operate with the school authorities in securing 
for the children necessary treatment for defective vision or 
hearing. 



57 

In concluding I desire to thank the School Committee and 
all others that have aided in rendering the schools effective. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MORTIMER H. BOWMAN, 

Superintendent of Schools. 
Hatfield, February 10, 1908. 



58 



SCHOOL CALENDAR. 

Spring Term (12 weeks), March 30 — June 12. 
Fall Term (15 weeks), Sept. 2— Dee. 18. 
Winter Term (9 weeks), Jan. 4 — March 5. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Grammar, Arabel F. Forbes, resigned. 
West Brook, Grace W. Bardwell, resigned. 
BracLstreet, Mabel K. Farrar, resigned. 

LIST OF PICTURES SELECTED FOR THE 

HATFIELD SCHOOLS. 

Aurora. — Guido Reni. 

The Gleaners.— Millet. 

Dance of The Nymphs. — Corot. 

Sir Galahad.— G. F. Watts. 

The Twelve Year Old Head of Christ. — Hofmann. 

The Brown Lion. 

The Shepherdess. — Le Rolle. 

The Horse Fair. — Rosa Bonheur. 

The Madonna Granducca. — Raphael. 

The Madonna of the Napkin. — Murillo. 

The End of the Day. — Adan. 

The Song of the Lark. — Breton. 

At the Drinking Trough. — Dupre. 

Three of the Bambini. — Delia Robbia. 

The Holy Family.— Murillo. 

The Divine Shepherd.— Murillo. 

Don Balthazar Carlos. — Velasquez. 

St. John the Baptist. — Andrea del Sarto. 

Children of the Shell.— Murillo. 



Report of School Physician. 



To the School Committee of Hatfield, Mass., Mr. M. H. Bow- 
man, Superintendent : — 

Dear Sir: — The School Physicians beg to make the fol- 
lowing report: Two hundred and forty-three pupils in the 
schools of Hatfield have been thoroughly examined early in 
spring and autumn terms. Further visits and examinations 
have been made as the Teachers' Board of Health, Superin- 
tendent and School Committee have requested. Some pupils 
have been sent home when necessary for their own good or for 
sake of school, even with scarlet fever before development. 

The school buildings are being improved hygienically, 
and the pupils average well in health. 

There are two hundred and six unvaccinated pupils, and 
we would suggest that announcement be made in the spring, 
1908, that no pupil can enter Hatfield schools the following 
autumn except they are vaccinated, according to laws of state. 

Upon several occasions the prompt fumigation of school 
rooms has undoubtedly prevented epidemics of scarlet fever 
and diphtheria. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. BONNEVILLE, 
CHARLES A. BYRNE. 



February 1, 1908. 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing 



Mr. M. II. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools: — 

The work in drawing has steadily advanced during the 
past year. New and more difficult problems are now at- 
tempted. While the results are pleasing, there is still much 
to be labored for. In the lower grades some entirely new 
branches of work are being tried, such as the making of 
objects by means of paper folding and cutting. The children 
are doing excellent work in this line. 

One thing which has greatly aided the work is the enthu- 
siasm which the majority of the children show. I feel this is 
chiefly due to the influence of the teachers. I wish to thank 
them for it, and for the hearty co-operation that has made 
the work a pleasure to me. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUTH C. JACKSON, 

Supervisor of Drawing. 



Vocal Music 



Mr. M. II. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools: — 

In submitting a report of the work in school music, it is 
difficult to make a just estimate. 

In some respects the work is gratifying to teachers and 
myself. In others it is unsatisfactory. The work is being car- 
ried on in these several lines, — song work, individual work, 
sight singing and theoretical work. The drill work required 
in every point calls for patient and conscientious work on the 
part of the teachers. They should have the sympathetic co- 
operation of parents and friends in their efforts to help each 
child. 

I would cordially invite all parents and friends and mem- 
bers of the school board to visit any room with me at the giv- 
ing of any lesson. This would be an encouragement to all the 
workers. 

Respectfully, 

ALMA J. BRIDGMAN. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 




TOWN OF HATFIELD 



•FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1909 



Herald Job Print, 
Northampton, Mass. 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 15, 1909. 



Article 1. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2. — To choose all necessary Town officers for the 
ensuing year — Town Clerk; three Selectmen; one Assessor 
for three years; Town Treasurer; one School Committee for 
three years; one Water Commissioner for three year; one 
Sinking Fund Commissioner for three years; one Trustee for 
Public Library for three years; Auditor; Tree Warden; Elector 
under the will of Oliver Smith; Tax Collector; Six Constables 
and to vote on the question, — "Yes" or "No" — Shall License 
be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this Town? 
All the foregoing to be voted for on one ballot. Also, to be 
voted on seperate ballot, the question — "Yes" or "No" — 
Shall an Act passed by the General Court in the year 1908, 
entitled, An Act to provide for the protection of forest or 
sprout lands from fire, be accepted by this Town? 

Article 3. — To hear the reports of various town officers 
and act thereon. 

Article 4. — To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Article 5. — To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges the ensuing year. 

Article 6.— To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 7. — To see what action the Town will take in re- 
lation to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year, 



Article 8. — To see if the Town will make an appropriation 
for Memorial Day. 

Article 9. — To take action in relation to the support of 
the poor for the ensuing year. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will make an appropri- 
ation for the care of cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year, and make 
an appropriation for the same. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate money 
f6r the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children in Smith 
Academy, who are of suitable age and attainments to attend 
High School. 

• Article 13. — To see if the Town will make an appropri- 
ation for repairs on school houses. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools the ensuing year, and make an 
appropriation for the same. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will make an appropri- 
ation for the Public Library the ensuing year. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will make an appropri- 
ation for Firemen's Muster. 

Article 17. — To authorize the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, or a majority thereof, to borrow 
during the municipal year beginning March 1, 1909, in an- 
ticipation of the collection of taxes of said year such sums of 
money as may be necessary for the current expenses of the 
Town, but not exceeding the total tax levy for said year, 
giving the notes of the Town therefor, payable within one 
year from the dates thereof. All debts incurred under 
authority of this vote shall be paid from the taxes of the 
present municipal year. > r ■ 



Article 18.— To see if the Town will make an appropri- 
ation for lighting the public streets the ensuing year. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will make an appropri- 
ation for the employment of one or more School Physicians, 
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 502, Acts of 1906. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the 
remaining sections (43, 44, 45,) Chapter 49, of the Revised 
Laws, on sidewalks. 

Article 21. —To see if the Town will vote to accept a set 
of By-Laws, as herewith submitted. 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will vote to co-operate 
with its mother-town of Hadley in celebrating its 250th 
Anniversary, next August, and appoint a Committee of Ar- 
rangements to represent this Town. 

Article 23.— To see if the Town will vote to build per- 
manent roads of stone or other material, on Elm street, from 
Bank's Corner, east to the Israel Raboin place, and on Main 
street, opposite Geo. A. Billings' place, north to opposite the 
Memorial Hall, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Article 24. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate 
money for the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children attend- 
ing the Industrial School at Northampton. 

Article 25. — To see if the Town will vote an appropriation 
for purchasing any supplies or apparatus needed by the Fire 
Department. 

Article 26. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the 
Water Main, from James Walsh's to top of Clay Hill, as 
recommended by your Water Commissioners. 

Article 27.— To see if the Town will vote to extend the 
Sewer System on Main street, from Memorial Hall to residence 



of C. S. Siiattuck, and on Elm street, west from B. M. Warner's 
700 feet, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Article 28. — To see if the Town will vote to improve and 
harden CrOnin's Hill and approaches, and make an appropri- 
ation for the same. 

Article 29. — To see if the Town will vote to extend its 
Sewer System from Old Ferry Road North to John J. Breors, 
and make an appropriation for the same. 

Article 30. — To see if the Town will vote to rebuild the 
bridges at foot of Cronin's Hill, Cow Bridge and bridge near 
Strong's Mill, and make an appropriation for the same. 

Article 31. — To see if the Town will approve of the 
contract made by the Board of Selectmen with the Amherst 
Gas Co., of Amherst, Mass., to light the streets of Hatfield. 



Selectmen's Report. 



To the Citizens of Hatfield, Mass. 

Gentlemen: — In accordance with the requirements of the 
Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for the 
year ending March 1, 1909, is respectfully submitted. 

In June 1908 your Selectmen received a petition from all 
the residents of Elm street for a permanent road from Bank's 
Corner to the Raboin place, a distance of 1,500 feet, also one 
from residents of Main street for a permanent road from the 
G. A. Billings place to Memorial Hall, 800 feet ^nd your 
Board estimate the cost at $1,800.00 for a good stone road. 

Article 27. — To see if the Town will extend its Sewer 
System. We find it will take 2,400 feet to C. S. Shattuck's 
place, and 700 feet on Elm street to connect with the present 
sewer there, and we estimate the cost at $1,400.00. 

The past year for new work we spent $715.98 on Main 
and Maple streets, and you raised $1,000.00 for 1907 work, a 
total of $1,715.98. 

In regard to the 3 bridges mentioned in Article 30, will 
say they will have to be built this year. They now have 
plank abutments and your Board recommend concrete abut- 
ments for all of them and iron girders. Your Superintendent 
estimates the cost complete at $500.00. 

We have contracted with the Amherst Gas Co., of Amherst 
Mass., to light the streets in Hatfield, Main to Ferry Road 21 
lights, Maple and Elm streets 19 lights, School and Prospect 
streets 22 lights, King street 6 flights, Bradstreet and Depot 
road 16. Total of 84 lights., 59 lights @ $16.00 per light, 
$944.00, and Bradstreet and King street, and 3 lights to Ferry 
road, 25 @ $18.00 per light, $450.00— all additional lights the 



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Same ratios. We have drawn up this contract so it is not 
binding- on either party until accepted by the town, March 15 
1909. 



STATE AID EXPENDITURES 



Richard B. Abbott, 

Charles R. Crafts, 

Mrs. Sarah W. Bard well, 



$15 00 
24 00 
48 00 

$87 00 



, POOR EXPENDITURES 

Mrs. F. T. Vining, board Mary J. Manchester, $114 00 

A. J. Bonneville, med. attendance M. J. Manchester, 2 50 

Burial expenses, M. J. Manchester, 33 00 

Boston & Maine R. R., rent Mrs. Denvroi, 78 00 

Thaddeus Graves, house rent Shea family, 54 00 

Howard & Smith, coal for Shea family, 42 27 

Clothes for Shea family, 15 00 

M. J. Ryan, supplies Shea family 150 15 

J. H. Howard, supplies Shea family, 85 57 

M. J. Ryan, supplies Margaret O'Neil, 55 10 

Howard & Smith, coal Margaret O'Neil, 9 82 

Town of Williamsburg, aid Wm. Matra and family, 117 10 

C. N. Clark, house rent Gendron family, 54 00 

City of Northampton, aid Joseph Prew and family 81 80 

med. attendance Wm Prew family 5 50 

aid Christina Wenzel, 95 00 

A. J. Bonneville, med. attendance John Cszoswick 2 00 

Wm. Creaszere, 4 00 

" , " " Valentina Kiakoski, 10 00 



$1,008 81 



OLD BILLS 
J. B. O'Donnell, counsel fee, 



$552 00 



MEMORIAL BUILDING 



Howard & Smith, coal, 
A. L. Strong, wood, 
L. H. Kingsley, janitor, 
Hatfield Gas Co., gas, 



$49 49 
17 25 

75 00 
10 52 





$152 26 


WATER RATES 




Hatfield Water Works, 


$500 00 


STREET LIGHTING 




Hatfield Gas Co., 


$891 66 


TREE WARDEN 




Harry Godin, 1907 bill, trimming trees, 


$15 00 


M 1908 " 


10 00 


Wm. Carty, 1907 


10 00 


H.J. Kelvey, 


11 70 


Paul Hamdras, 


1 50 


Thos. McGrath, 


2 50 


Valentin Pasader, 


3 50 


Fred W. Shepp, bolting tree, 


5 00 


P. J. Whalen, 


18 10 



CEMETERIES 
F. H. Bardwell, treasurer, 

BONDS' FOR TOWN OFFICERS 

W. M. Cochran, treasurer, 
W. M. Cochran, collector, 



$77 30 



$100 00 



$24 00 
15 00 



$39 00 



$43 78 


4 


00 


39 


71 


10 


25 


45 


00 


10 


00 


7 


53 


75 


00 


9 


40 


51 


40 


5 


65 



*0 

MEMORIAL DAY 

C. K. Morton, $75 00 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

W. R. Huntting Co., books, 

Wm. G. Atkins, printing and cards, 

Bsidgman & Lyman, books, 

J. W. Heffernan, books, 

Hall & Locke Co., books, 

Library Bureau, case, 

Marion Chartan, repairs on books, 

CM. Barton, librarian, 

cataloguing, 

re-cataloguing, 

ex. and supplies, 

$301 72 

MUSTER DAY 

L. J. Pelissier, chief, $75 00 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

W. L. Chilson, collar and repairs, 

C. W. Marsh, varnishing hose wagon, 

B. & M. R. R., freight on hose, 

Datnase Lamoreaux, fitting collar, 

A. B. Wolfram, painting and lettering 4 hose wagons, 

Boston Woven Hose Co., 

H, W. Ross, 5 prs Latch haims and snaps 

H. W. Wolfram, men and horse at fire, 

L. J. Pelissier, horse at fire, 

John J. Betsold, horse at fire, 

storing hose wagon ; 

drying hose, 3 00 

H. E. Graves, repairs on harness, 1 40 



$10 25 


5 


00 




90 


2 


00 


48 


00 


160 


00 


81 


75 


8 


00 


4 


00 


3 


00 


5 


00 



it 

M-: W*. Marsli, storing hose wagon, horse at fire, 
T. M. Day, 
C. H. Crafts, 
Fred Wenzel, 



FOREST FIRE WARDEN 



7 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 



$354 30 



J. S. Newman, 
George Saffer, 
John B. Bitner. 
John Steele, 
George Steele, 
John Vollinger, 
John J. Betsold, 
A. L. Strong, 
John M. Strong, 
H. W.. Wolfram, 
C. H. Crafts, 
P. Bokun, 

E. C. Mnrphy, 

Sam 

Timothy Reagan, 
James Bokun, 
M. E. Lyons, 

S, Knight, 
Caryll Crafts, 

F. T. Bardwell, 
John Noskie, 
A. M. Bardwell, 
C. S. Venibler, 
Geo. P. Graves, 
E. N. Dickinson, 
E. S. Crafts, 

R. H. Bardwell, 
J. R. Coffey, 
H. W. Briggs, 



$4 80 



1 


20 




80 


2 


80 




40 




40 


1 


20 


6 


00 


3 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


1 


40 


1 


40 


1 


20 


1 


40 




80 


1 


40 


1 


40 


1 


20 


1 


40 


1 


40 




60 




60 


1 


20 




60 


1 


20 



$47 80 



J2 

TOWN OFFICERS 

David Billings, Selectman, 1907, 
T. J. Ryan, 

C. Edward Warner 

M. J. Proulx, Water Commissioner, 1907 

D. W. Wells, 
Chas. L. Warner 

James L. Day, services as Assessor, 1908, 

E. W. Strong, 



L. H. Kingsley, 


" 


H. S. Hubbard, School Committee, 


, 1907, 


11 ( ( ( ( c < 


1908, 


L. A. Powers, 


1908, 


John J. Betsold, 


1908, 


A. L. Strong, collector, 1907, 




L. H. Kingsley, town clerk, 




treasurer, 




Samuel F. Billings, registrar of voters, 


Wm. H. Belden, . 


' 


Thos. W. Ryan, 


< 



$150 00 


75- 


00 


75 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


23 


75 


75 


00 


116 


25 


25 


00 


15 


00 


20 


00 


25 


00 


200 


00 


300 


00 


100 00 


" 8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


$1,254 00 



SCHOOL INSPECTION 

A. J. Bonneville, 1907, $50 00 

C. A. Byrne, 50 00 



$100 00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 
W. & L. E. Gurley, utensils for sealing, $116 98 



13 

CONTINGENT 

Herald Job Print, reports, 
E. L. Graves, postage on reports, 
Scott Harris, care town clock; 
" ball,' 
John McHugh, Jr., expenses to Tewksbury, 
J. W. Heffernan, one journal, 
Northampton Daily Herald, printing, 
Metcalf & Co., ballot printing, 
H. S. Gere & Sons, printing, 
J. B. O'Donnell, counsel fee, 
Herald Job Print, stationery and printing, 
E. B. Dickinson, auditor, 1907, . 

E. S. Warner, inspection beef, veal and hogs, 

quarantine, 
Johnson's Book Store, tax coll. book, 
MeMillan Book Co., 1 record book, 
H. D. Smith, police duty, 
Theo. M. Connors, counsel liquor Case, 

injunction case, 
Wm. P. Boyle, repairs on Town Hall, 

paint, brushes, etc., 
Gazette Ptg. Co., tax bills, 
R. W. Weber, ballot clerk, 
Oliver Walker & Son, insurance on clock, 
H. S. Gere & Son, printing Wickles petition, 
Herald Job Print, two order books, 
T, Graves, Jr., ballot clerk, 
A. J. Bonneville, fumigating E. Field house, 
County of Hampshire, cost of petition M.J. Ryan, 
L. A. Waltz, constable, 
J. T. Powers, 

Scott Harris, care Town clock, 
" hall, 
mowing ■ lawn, 
E- S. Warner, inspection neat cattle and swine, 



$85 00 


8 


14 


10 


00 


4 


50 


10 


50 


3 


00 


1 


88 


12 


50 


1 


75 


2 


00 


6 


50 


5 


00 


88 


00 


10 


00 


1 


81 


13 


20 


2 


00 


5 


00 


25 


00 


2 


25 


7 


35 


4 


75 


'2 


00 


15 


00 


4 


65 


5 


50 


2 


00 


2 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 


2 


00 


10 


00 


1 


00 


5 


00 


60 


00 



H 



E. E. Davis, surveying maps for sewers. 

and maps of Main St., 

sidewalk, 
maps and attending hearing, 
George Eberlein, repairs Mrs. H. S. Hubbard carriage 
H, S. Gere & Son, printing probate, Wickles, 
Hatfield Gas Co., gas, Town hall, 
A. L. Strong, wood, 

Merrick Lumber Co., lumber for hearse house, 
A. C. Bar dwell, repairs on 
G. Henry Clark, cleaning town clock, 

A. B. Black, snow plow, 

B. & M. R R, freight, snow plow, 
A. J, Bonneville, returns 37 births, 

C. A. Byrne, "52 
Fred Wentzel, services as Constable, 
L. J. Pelissier, fish and game warden, 
T. M. Connor, counsel fee and notices, 
L. H. Kingsley, recording births, marriages, deaths, 

serving selectmen's warrants, 
notifying Town officers, 
cash for supplies, etc., 

typewriter, 
moderator's gavel, 
cemetery deed recorded, 
C. K. Morton, elector, 
A. J. Bonneville, fumigating Holt house, 

E.N.Dickinson's, 



$838 91 
SMITH ACADEMY 
Trustees Smith Academy, tuition, $500 00 

SCHOOL EXPENDITURES 

Miss Helen I. Sadler, teaching, $126 00 

Florence I. McMullen, " 120 00 



31 


60 


47 


45 


15 


30 


25 


60 


,ge 5 


00 


3 


00 


15 


09 


10 


00 


7 


20 


20 


60 


5 


00 


63 


70 


3 


60 


9 


25 


13 


00 


11 


00 


5 


00 


19 


00 


56 


80 


8 


00 


2 


00 


13 


59 


6 


35 




50 




50 


10 


00 


3 


00 


2 


50 



15 



Miss Julia E. Miller, teaching, 

Mary Decker, 

Hazel Chase Cheney, 

Margaret A. Ryan. 

Katherine W. D,ay, 

Mary E. Brion, 

Mary J. Mulcahy, 

Sarah V. Kiley, 

Edith L. Leland, 

Lulu L. Burbank, 

Ethel P. More, 

Lucile Gravestine, drawing 
• . Christina A. Reece, singing 

Ruth C. Jackson, drawing 

Alma J . Bridgmon > music 
M. H. Bowman, superintendent, 
H. S. Hubbard, freight and express, 
Mrs. Louise Shea, cleaning, 
H. W. Wolfram, repairs, 
Conn. Valley St. Railway Co., tickets, 
R. D. Graves, repairs, 
Ginn & Co., 
Rand, McNally & Co., 
Milton Bradley Co., 
A, S. Barnes & Co., 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., " 
Silver, Burditt & Co., " 

j; L. Hammett & Co., 
L. C. Hinebauch, 

F. H. Crittenden, 
Howard A. Smith, coal, 

G. H. Danforth, and supplies, 
Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, 

M. H. Bowman, school r r tickets, 

M: H. Bowman, telephone, postage and supplies, 

F. J. Saffer, repairs, 

C. S. Shattuck, team and labor, 

David Laundry, 



books and supplies, 



$116 96 
353 25 
352 00 
387 20 
387 20 

386 10 

387 95 
352 75 
225 00 
232 00 
217 80 
100 00 

88 00 

48 00 

44 00 

555 60 

3 50 

6 00 

4 75 

31 25 

3 90 
92 30 
50 80 

32 06 
32 65 
41 61 
64 71 

124 86 
16 75 

7 15 
569 30 

10 40 
98 16 
84 80 
22 62 
9 25 

4 00 
4 50 



16 

F. W. Schepp, sawing wood, 4 03 

H. W. Wolfram, team and labor, 1 10 

John J. Betzhold, " 20 00 

H. S. Hubbard, express and " 8 53 

Masury Young Co., nodusto 29 40 

J. A. Sullivan, supplies, 2 88 

Joseph Wilson, repairs Hill school, 45 65 

F. L. Betzhold. " 62 20 

Wm. P. Boyle, " 99 01 

John Evans. " 19 50 

C. W. Wolfram, " and janitor, 46 00 

David Laundry, labor, 4 50 

H. W. Wolfram, repairs, 2 50 

Shumway & Riley, on furnace, 10 90 

W. H. Riley & Co., " and new " 160 30 

T. Graves, Jr., school census, 18 50 

Foster Bros., supplies, 9 25 

O. Belden & Sons, mowing lawn, 10 00 

Frank Saffer, labor, • 3 10 

R. D. Graves, plumbing. 3 45 

Dr. A. J. Bonneville, fumigating, 17 50 

Foster Bros., hardware, 60 

John J. Betzhold, labor and supplies 15 40 

express, cartage etc., 10 25 

John P. Chandler, wood, 3 50 

M.J. Ryan, supplies. 5 62 

L. A. Powers, wood and labor, 35 00 

Scott Harris, janitor, 46 00 
James Ormond, 
Charles Flynn, 
Claud Hubbard, 
John Salvas, 
S. G. Hubbard, 
Mrs. Joseph Liebl, 

Louise Shea, 13 00 

Katherine Flynn, " 6 00 

John Merrick, 2 50 

Mary J. Brown, sweeping, 5 75 



36 00 

71 56 
14 00 

and supplies, 86 20 

49 20 

and cleaning, 65 50 



M 



5 


75 


28 


50 


12 


00 


2 


00 


15 


00 



Katherine W. Day, sweeping 

Cornelia M. Wickles. 

Anna Levetre, 

Steve Vitula, transportation children, 

Dr. A. J. Bonneville, fumigating school 



$6,901.76 
SCHOOL STREET PERMANENT ROAD 



T. J. Ryan, labor, 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 

J. S : Bardwell, engineer, 

H. Shumway, team and labor, 

Harry Bardwell, 

M. J. Proulx, 

P. T. Boyle, 

J. C. Ryan, 

Howard & Smith, 

Mrs v C. Graves, 

Win. Boyle, 

Daniel Sheen an 

Alex Donnas, 

James Boyle, 

Steve Vitula 

Anthony Posket, labor 

L. Waltz, 

B. Bucrak, 

J. Gies, 

Robert Bardwell, 

H. Gould, 

Daniel Cahill, 

John Sheehan, 

John Merrick, 

Charles Wagner, 

E. B. Dickinson, sand 

John S. Lam & Sons, rock, 



r $6 00 


21 


00 


15 


00 


22 00 


31 


00 


6 


00 


' .2 


00 


.,22 


00 


,28 


00 


19 


00 


.' .22 


00 


24 


00 


4 


00 


8 


00 


18 


00 


8 


00 


13 


13 


12 


75 


13 


12 


12 


25 


4 


37 


3 


50 


12 


24 


4 


37 


6 


75 


5 


00 


191 


52 



$535 00 



18 



MAIN STREET SIDEWALK 



Barrett Mfg Co., tar and pitch, 
Boston & Main R. R., freight, 
N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R., freight, 
John S. Lane & Sons, rock, 
City of Northampton, pitch and rock, 
Wm. Mahar, rent of tools and labor, 
A. L. Strong, wood, 
T. J. Ryan, labor, 



J. S. Bardwell, 
James Mullens, 
H. S. Shumway, 
Howard & Smith, 
Edward Ryan, 
John Proulx, 
David Billings, 
J. C. Ryan, 
Mrs. Emma Webber, 
John Day, 
P. T. Boyle, 
C. S. Shattuck, 
Steve Vitula, 
Harry Bardwell, 
L. Waltz, 
J. Gies, 
John Merrick, 
John Sheehan. 
B. Butrak, 
Anthony Poskelt, 
H. Gould, 
Robert Bardwell, 
Daniel Cahill, 
P. Brennan, Jr., 
Leonard Day, 
Wm. Lyons, 
Leroy Graves, 
Frank Wilkie, 



team and labor, 



labor, 



$240 27 

27 35 

6 48 

236 58 

15 96 

52 75 

2 25 

109 50 

130 00 

23 00 
62 00 
13 00 
20 00 
15 50 
22 00 
60 00 

24 00 
10 00 

4 00 
18 00 
9 00 
6 00 
62 12 
57 75 
52 50 
55 12 
46 50 

42 87 

43 74 
50 75 
38 50 

9 00 
6 00 
6 00 
9 00 
1 50 



J9 



J. McHugh, labor, 1 50 

Harry Howard, team and labor, 3 00 

E. B. Dickinson, sand, 40 70 



$1,634 19 

SCHOOL STREET SIDEWALK. 



T. J. Ryan, labor, 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 

Harry Bardwell, 

H. Shumway, 

Robert Bardwell, labor, 

L. Waltz, 

John Sheehan 

John Merrick, 

J. Gies, 

Daniel Cahill, 

H. Gonld, 

Anthony Poskett 

B. Butrak, 



$3 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


2 


63 


1 


75 


1 


50 



$41 88 



STATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION. 

Buffalo Steam Roller Co., fixture, 2 50 

American Express Co., 65 

Charles Miller and Sons Co., iron pipe. 32 53 

Wm. R. Winn, oil. 3 05 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight stone bounds, 5 75 

pipe and oil. 5 05 

Howard & Smith, coal, 28 38 
John S. Lane & Sons, trap rock, 1,571 76 

N. Y. N. & H. R. R. Co., demurage, 7 00 
A. L. Strong, posts and wood. , 6 25 

Howard & Smith, coal, 5 60 

Merrick Lumber Co. lumber, 14 23 



20 



T. J. Ryan, labor, 

Steve Vitula, team and labor. 

Alex Donnas, 

J^ames Bar dwell, team, 

engineer, 
H. Shumway, team and labor, 

Wm. Boyle, 
Daniel Sheehan, 
James Boyle, 
Howard & Smith, 
Samuel Osley, 
James Mullins, 
W. W. Goer, 
John Vollinger, 

A. L. Strong, 
J. M. Towne, 
W. Holden, 
L. Waltz, 
H. Gould, 
Joseph Chandler, 
John Sheehan, 

John S. Lane & Sons, trap rock. 
John Merrick, labor, 
J. Gies, 
Anthony Pochett, 

B. Butrak, 
John Wilkes, 
Charles Wagner, 
Robert Bar dwell, 
Daniel Cahill, 
Steve O. Master, 
George Steel, 
John Steel, 



$102 00 
16 00 
16 00 
73 25 
71 88 
94 00 
66 00 
18 00 
18 00 

22 00 

8 00 
75 35 
10 00 
40 25 
39 35 

20 00 
25 35 

46 04 
39 36 

23 62 

47 79 
120 36 

29 75 
38 50 
10 50 

21 00 
7 50 

9 00 
45 50 
15 75 

6.00 
4 50 
2 00 



$2,865 35 



II 





DIGGING DITCH. 




T. J. Ryan, 


labor, 


$21 00 


James Bar dwell, 




16 00 


J. Gies, 




14 00 


John Sheehan, 




16 63 


t. Waltz, 




19 25 


Robert Bardwell, 




8 75 



MAKING DRAIN 



T. J. Ryan, 
Daniel Cahill, 
George Chandler, 
John Wilkes, 
Charles Wagner, 
Anthony Poskett, 
John Merrick, 
Leonard Day, 
H. Gould, 
Joseph Chandler, 



labor, 



$95 63 



$21 


00 


9 


37 


3 


50 


5 


25 


3 


00 


3 


75 


'2 


62 


3 


75 


5 


25 


8 


74 



$66 23 



GRAVEL SURFACEING, 



T. J. Ryan, labor, 

James Bardwell, team and labor, 

H. Shumway, 

L. Waltz, labor, 

John Sheehan, 

J. Gies, 

Howard & Smith, coal, 

B. P. Dewight, sand, 

Wm. E. Boyle, " 



$3 00 



2 


00 


6 


00 


1 


75 


1 


75 


1 


75 


5 


85 


60 


36 


50 


70 



$133 16 



n 



SO. MAIN AND MAPLE ST. SEWER. 



Boston & Maine R. 


R., freight on pipe, 


$136 70 


David W. Lewis Co 


., sewer pipe, 


230 52 


John Wilkes, 


labor, 


5 25 


John Smither, 


' ' 


7 50 


Joseph Warrat, 




6 00 


Stanley Kisyeryk, 




12 00 


Stan Pndlosny, 




13 70 


Joseph Kulusa, 




15 75 


Joseph Rowoicki, 




13 50 


G. Loskinwick, 




1 25 


Bayzl Mickeytenk, 




14 25 


John Lasrasier, 




11 25 


Ignas Sequdox, 




12 00 


Sebastin Gonchos, 




1 25 


T. J. Ryan, 




45 00 


L. Waltz, 




24 50 


J. Sheehan, 




22 75 


J. Gies, 




14 00 


B. Bntrak, 




19 50 


Eddie Kempesti, 




19 50 


H. Gould, 




16 63 


Tony Poskett, 




4 50 


Robert Bardwell, 




1 75 


J. S. Bardwell, 


team and labor, 


10 00 


James Mullins, 


\ i 


10 00 


J. McHugh, 


u . • 


6 00 


H. Shumway, 


( ( 


6 00 


John Day, 


1 1 


5 00 


W. A. Bailey, brick 




10 80 


Norwood Engineering Co., basins, 


13 23 


Howard & Smith, cement, 


17 00 


W. H. Riley & Co., 


100 ft pipe, 


36 10 



$762 98 



23 



REPAIRS 0^ SOUTH MAIN STREET SEWER 



team and labor 



labor 



T. J. Ryan, 
R. F. Wells, 
H. Shumway, 
J. S. Bardwell, 
J. C. Ryan, 
M. J. Proulx, 
P. T. Boyle, 
Harry Bardwell, 
L. Waltz, 
John Sheehan, 
J. Gies, 
B. Butrak, 
H. Gould, 
E. Busher, 
John Merrick, 



REPAIRS NO. MAIN STREET SEWER 

T. J. Ryan, labor, 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 

M. J. Proulx, 

Edward Ryan, labor, 

L. Waltz, 



REvSURFACING DEPOT ROAD 



$10 


50 


2' 


00 


8 


00 


6 


00 


5 


50 


4 


00 


8 


00 


7 


00 


1 


75 


. 7 


00 


7 


50 


1 


50 


1 


75 




75 


1 


75 



$73 00 



$3 


00 


4 


00 


5 


50 


1 


50 


1 


75 



$15 75 



T. J. Ryan, labor, 

J, S. Bardwell, team and labor, 

engineer, 
H. Shumway, team and labor, 
D. P. McGrath, 
J. W. Kiley, 



$39 00 
26 37 

33 00 
44 00 
30 00 

34 00 



24 



L. Waltz, labor, 

John Sheehan, 

J. Gies, 

S. S. Dwight, sand, 

John S. Lane & Sons, rock, 

Howard & Smith, coal, 



FILL ON PLAIN 



T. J. Ryan, labor, 

J. S. JBar dwell, team and labor, 

J. W. Kiley, 

H. S. Shurnway, 

Howard & Smith, 

J.C.Ryan, 

John Karin, Jr., labor, 

L. Waltz, 

J. Gies, 

M. Spurber, 

John Sheehan, 

Robert Bardwell, 

Anthony Poskett, 

Peter Shumiter, 



21 


50 


19 


25 


20 


12 


1 


70 


313 


72 


16 


98 



$599 64 



$ 9 00 


12 


00 


8 


00 


12 


00 


12 


00 


'8 


00 


4 


50 


5 


25 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


3 


00 


4 


50 


4 


50 



$96 25 



REPAIRS ON BRIDGES 

PINE BRIDGE 

T. J. Ryan, labor, . $6 00 

P. T. Boyle, team and labor, 

H. Shurnway, 

L. Waltz, labor, 

John Sheehan, 

H. Gould, 

J. Gies, 

John Merrick, 

$22 76 



1 


76 


1 


00 


3 


50 


3 


50 


1 


75 


1 


75 


3 


50 



2S 



S. W. Kmgsiey, 
John Merrick, 
H. Gould, 



KINGSLKYS BRIDGE 



labor, 



$5 00 
1 75 
1 75 

$8 50 



BRADSTREET BRIDGE 



John Merrick, labor, 
John Sheehan, 
B. Burak, 



DEPOT ROAD BRIDGE 

T. J. Ryan, labor, 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 

Frederick Bardwell, team and labor, 

L. Waltz, labor, 

H. Gould. 

J. Stockin, 

Wm. Fox, 

F. Bardwell, 



DEPOT HILL 



$3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


00 



$10 00 



$3 00 


8 


00 


5 


00 


1 


75 


1 


75 


1 


13 


1 


13 


3 


50 



$25 26 



T. J. Ryan, labor, 
J. S. Bardwell, 
H. Shumway, 
James Mullins, 
J. W. Kiley, 
Wm. Boyle, 
Daniel Sheehan, 
James Boyle, 
L. Waltz, 



team and labor, 



$6 00 
8 00 
8 00 
8 00 
8 00 
8 00 
8 00 
8 00 
3 50 



26 



John Sheehan, Team and Labor 
J. Gies, 
J. Merrick, 
H. Gould, 



BOUNDARY STONES 



Carlton Crafts, labor, '06, 

George Chandler, " '07, 

Alfred Breor, " '07, 

J. C. Ryan, " '07, 



August Lombilla, plank, 

W. H. Riley & Co., akron pipe, 

T. J. Ryan, saw, 

Archie P. Graves, plank, 

Howard & Smith, cement, 

A. L. Strong, posts, 

George P. Graves, plank, 

Archie P. Graves, lumber and plank, 

E. B. Dickinson, sand, 

Merrick Lumber Co., plank, 

Foster Bros., tools and wire, 

Merrick Lumber Co., plank, 

Howard & Smith, tools, 

George Eberline, bolts and repairs, 

Norwood Engineering Co., 5 caps, 

M. J. Ryan, supplies, 



3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


50 



$79 50 



T. J. Ryan, labor, $3 00 

John Day, team and labor, 1 31 

L. Waltz, " 1 75 

John Sheehan, " 1 75 



$7 81 



$7 


00 


7 


5,0 


6 


00 


8 


25 


$28 75 


$ 76 80 


1 


20 


1 


75 


175 


00 


4 


20 


10 


50 


34 


50 


177 


12 


10 


00 


146 


87 


20 


68 


96 


78 


8 


45 


2 


35 


1 


00 


23 


46 



27 



E. P. Bartlets, stone bounds, 

Harry Bardwell, plank, 

Oscar Belden & Sons, labor and material, 

A. L. Strong, gravel, 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight on machine, 

Black Mfg Co., road machine, 

George Eberline, repairs on tools, 

M. J. Ryan, supplies, 

J. M. Pierce, road signs, 

R. D. Graves, repairs on roller, 

L. H. Kingsley, sand, 

T. J, Ryan, labor, 

J. S. Bardwell, team and labor, 

H. Shumway, 

Howard & Smith, 

J. C. Ryan, 

M.J. Proulx, 

James Boyle, 

Daniel Sheehan, 

P. T. Boyle, 

D. P. McGrath, 
James Mullins, 
R. F. Wells, 
John Day, 
L. Waltz, 

John Sheehan, labor, 

J. Gies, 
John Merrick, 
H. Gould, 
Robert Bardwell, 
Steve O. Master, 
J. S. Denlein, 

B. Butrak, 
Anthony Poshett, 
David Laundry, 
Frank Vollinger, 

E. Bushe, 

E. W. & E. S. Field, 
John Breor. 



20 


25 


11 


05 


17 


85 


15 


00 


1 


76 


15 


00 


1 


25 


5 


67 




75 




65 


33 


00 


242 


25 


234 


50 


248 


00 


73 


25 


2 


75 


34 


00 


12 


00 


10 00 


6 


00 


4 00 


2 00 


8 


00 


4 


00 


91 


89 


62 


82 


60 


12 


11 


63 


8 50 


5 


25 


3 


00 


4 


50 


7 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 




75 


3 


05 


5 


50 



28 

J. MeHugh, team and labor, 4 35 

John Denlein, 3 50 

Howard & Smith, "■' 1 50 

Carlton Crafts, " . 3 00 



$2,075 00 

RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN 

State Aid Expenditures, $ 87 00 

Poor, 1,008 81 

Old Btlls, 552 00 

Memorial Building, 152 26 

Water Rates, 500 00 

Street Lighting, 891 66 

Tree Warden, 77 30 

Cemeteries, 100 00 

Bonds, Town Officers, 39 00 

Memorial Day, 75 00 

Public Library, 301 72 

Muster Day, 75 00 

Fire Department, 354 30 

Forest Fire Warden, 47 80 

Town Officers, 1,254 00 

School Inspection, 100 00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, 116 98 

Contingent, 838 91 

Smith Academy, 500 00 

Schools, 6.901 76 

Highway School Street, 535 00 

Main Street Sidewalk, 1, 634 19 

School " repairs, 41 88 

State Road Construction, 3,160 37 

Main and Maple Street Sewer. 762 98 

Repairs on South Main Street Sewer, 73 00 

North " " " 15 75 

Resurfaceing Depot Road, 599 64 



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Fill on Plain, 

Labor on Bridges, 

Depot Hill, 

Boundary Stones, 

Highway Labor, '06 and '07, 

Ordinary Highway Expenditures, 



APPROPRIATIONS 



96 


25 


66 


52 


79 


50 


7 


81 


28 


75 


2,075 


00 


$23,150 14 



Sealer's Outfit, 


$ 125 00 


Memorial Building, 


150 00 


Bonds for Town Officers, 


50 00 


Salaries for Town Officers, 


1,400 00 


Interest, 


400 00 


Town Debt — Note Depot Road, 


1,000 00 


Water Rates, 


500 00 


Highways and Bridges, 


2,500 00 


Support of Schools, 


5,400 00 


Memorial Day, 


75 00 


Firemen's Muster, 


75 00 


Fire Apparatus, 


200 00 


Public Library, 


300 00 


School Physicians, 


100 00 


Street Lighting, 


900 00 


Smtth Academy Tuition, 


500 00 


Sewer Extension, Main and Maple Streets, 


600 00 


Care of Cemeteries, 


100 00 


Cemetery, Removing Hedge, 


100 00 


Sewer, 1907— Assessed 1908, 


1,000 00 


On School Street, 


400 00 


Support of Poor, 


700 00 


Concrete Sidewalk, Main Street, 


700 00 


Contingencies, 


1,000 00 


Resurfaceing Stone Road, 


400 00 




$18,675 00 



30 

Appropriated by State, '08 work, $3,990 90 



JOHN McHUGH. JR., ) Selectmen 
T. J. RYAN, [ of 

C. EDWARD WARNER, ) Hatfield. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Selectmen, and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 5, 1909. 



By-Laws submitted by the Selectmen for the acceptance 
of the Town of Hatfield, Mass* 



Section 1 — The constable or other person to whom a 
Warrant for a Town meeting is directed shall give notice of 
snch meeting in the following manner, to wit: by posting 
attested copies thereof in three or more public places in said 
Town at least seven days before the day of said meeting. 

Section 2 — The Treasurer of the said Town shall give no 
note as Treasurer unless authorized by vote of the Town to 
borrow money, and under the certified approval of the Select- 
men. 

Section 3 — The Treasurer shall, before entering upon the 
duties of his office, give bonds for the faithful discharge of the 
said duties to the satisfaction of the Selectmen, which bond 
may be that of a surety company. 

Section 4 — The Town shall annually choose an Auditor, 
whose duty it shall be to audit the accounts of the Treasurer, 
Selectmen, Water and Sinking Fund Commissioners of the 
Town and report at its annual meeting. ■■ ■. \°l 

Section 5— The Collector of Taxes shall, before entering 
upon the duties of his office, give a bond to the satisfaction of 
the Selectmen, which bond may be that of a surety company. 

Section 6 — The Highway Surveyor shall in addition to his 
ordinary duties as Surveyor have charge of all town property 
used in his department, and be responsible for the same. 

Section 7 — No person shall use any indecent, profane, or 
insulting language in any street or public place in the town, 
near any dwelling house or other building therein, or be or 
remain upon any sidewalk, public way, or way to any public 



32 

hall, or church, or upon any doorstep, portico or other pro- 
jection of any building, to the annoyance, disturbance or 
obstruction of any person lawfully entitled to pass or resort 
thereto . 

Section 8 — Xo person shall paint, put upon or in any 
manner affix to any tree, fence, pole, rock, building which is 
the property of another in any of the public places or ways of 
this Town sluy words, signs, placards or advertisements or 
posters without first obtaining the written consent of the owner 
of the said fence, tree, pole, rock or building. 

Section 9 — Xo person shall dig up, cut down, climb, 
break, peel, cut, deface or injure or destroy any ornamental 
or shade tree growing or being in any of the streets or high- 
ways or on any of the public grounds of the said Town without 
the consent of the Selectmen or persons having said grounds 
in charge first being obtained in writing. 

Section 10 — Xo person shall tie or fasten any horse, ox, 
mule or team of any kind to any ornamental or shade tree, 
shrub or vine or to any fence or other thing erected for the 
protection of such tree, vine or shrub in any street, highway 
or public places in the said town. 

Section 11 — Xo money of the town shall be paid out by 
the Tresurer except in settlement of bills properly approved by 
the Selectmen: provided however, that State and County 
taxes, the bonds and notes of the town, and interest thereon 
may be paid by the Treasurer without such approval. 

Section 12 — Any person intending to erect any dwelling 
house, stable, shop, store or other building, within the Town 
of Hatfield, shall, before proceeding to erect the same or lay 
the foundations thereof, give notice in writing to the Selectmen 
of such intention, and of the character and location of the 
proposed building. 

Section 13 — Xo person shall break or dig up the ground 
in any highway or street, or place thereon any wood, timber, 
stones, brick, or any ashes or cinders, rubbish, offal or filth, 



33 

or obstruction of any^ind, or move any building into or along 
a highway or street, without a written license from the Select- 
men. And any person licensed as aforesaid who shall dig or 
break up the ground in any highway or street shall, before 
the expiration of his license, restore the same to the acceptance 
of the Selectmen. 

Section 14 — The School Committee shall have the care 
management and control of the school houses and school 
house grounds. 

Section 15 — The Selectmen shall have the care, manage- 
ment and control of parks and squares, and all other real 
estate belonging to the town. They shall have the charge and 
management of all suits and actions for and against the town, 
and may prosecute, defend or settle the same as they see fit, 
unless otherwise directed by vote of the town. 

• 

Section 16 — No person shall own or keep in said town 
any dog which by barking, biting, howling, or in any other 
manner disturbs the quiet of any person. 

Section 17 — No persons shall be dealers in or keepers of 
shops for the purchase, sale or barter of junk, old metals or 
second hand articles, or go about collecting same in this town, 
unless they are duly licensed by the Selectmen in accordance 
with the provisions of Chapter 102, Sections 29 to 32 inclusive 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by Sections 1 to 4 inclusive 
of Chapter 187 of the Acts of 1902. 

Section 18 — The Selectmen may grant licenses to snch 
persons and a record of the licenses so granted shall be kept 
by the Town Clerk. 

Section 19 — Hawkers and peddlers of fruits and vege- 
tables, who are not engaged in the pursuit of agriculture, 
shall be required to pay a license fee, fixed by the Selectmen, 
before being allowed to ply their trade within the limits of the 
town, 



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Section 20 — Any person convicted o*f violating or failing 
to comply with the provisions of the foregoing sections, or of 
acting contrary to the conditions of provisions of any license 
granted under the provisions of said sections, shall, be 
punished by a fine not exceeding Twenty Dollars ($20.00) 
for each offence. 



Treasurer's Report. 



L. H. King shy, Treasurer, in Account with the Town 
of Hatfield. 

DR. 



To balance 


in treasury, 


$456 99 


To cash rec 


d from A. L. Strong, 1907 taxes, 


5,708 39 




1908 " 


14,368 06 




Treas Water Commissioners, 


3,200 00 




District Court, fines and fees, 


68 00 




Pool License, 


2 00 




Slaughtering Licenses, 


1 00 




Sale of two Water Bonds, 


2,000 00 




Refunding of Dog Fund, 


158 00 




Sale of tile, 


47 00 




Alex. Birnie, trap rock, 


3 64 




Rent of Town Hall, 


7 00 




M. H. Bowman, supplies sold, 


64 




State, tuition of children, 


5 50 




City of Boston, 


69 50 




Board of Charity, 


3 45 




Inspection of Animals, 


28 50 




for Supt. of Schools, 


462 96 




Corporation Tax, 


355 52 




National Bank Tax, 


1,060 79 




State Aid, 


104 00 




Repairs State Road, 


22 85 




Income Mass. School Fund, 868 81 




Mass State Highway Commission 4,586 50 




C. A. Bardwell, Whately, tuition 10 00 




City of Northampton, 


32 50 




Paul Hundras, cemetery plot, 


50 



36 



To cash rec 



'd from David Billings, sidewalk assessment 28 16 


Estate F. P. Pease, " 


16 26 


" C. E. Wilkie, " , ' 


46 62 


Chloe Morton, " 


15 94 


John F. Day, 


9 67 


Alpheus Cowles, 


43 49 


Cornelia A. Billings 


14 63 


F. H. Bardwell, 


18 81 


Estate H S Hubbard " 


3 74 


First Parish, 


23 16 


Geo. A. Billings, 


47 81 


Roswell Billings, 


13 60 


PI. L. Howard, 


13 60 


Sam'l F. Billings, 


19 87 


H. E. Graves, 


6 00 


Geo. A. Billings, sewer 


33 00 


P.T.Boyle, 


33 00 


Edgar P. Lyman, 


33 00 


Mary E. Baggs, 


33 00 




$34,085 46 



TO CASH REC'D FROM TEMPORARY LOANS 

Northampton Inst, for Savings, 6 mo. 

Note, $5,000 00 

Northampton Inst, for Savings, 6 mo. 

Note, ; 5,000 00 

First National Bank, Northampton, 2 

mo. Note, 1,983 33 $11,983 33 



$46,068 79 



37 
CR. 



By cash paid Selectmen's orders, 

Interest on Water Bonds, 
District Court, fees and expenses, 
Interest on temporary loans, 
Interest on outstanding loans, 
County tax, 
State tax, 

repairs highway, 
Treas. Water Commissioners, sale 

Water Bonds, 
Treasurer of Sinking Funds, 

Balance in Treasury, 



of 



$23,150 14 


1,960 00 


57 


24 


269 


29 


113 


33 


2,160 


71 


2,420 


00 


36 


00 


2,000 


00 


861 


67 


$1,540 41 



BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY AND OUTSTANDING 

LOANS. 



Jose, Parker & Co., note Depot road, 

Northampton Inst, for Savings, note 
6 mos., 

Northampton Inst, for Savings, note 
3 mos., 

First Nat'l Bank, Northampton, note 
2 mos., 



$1,000 00 

3,500 00 

5,000 00 

2,000 00 11,500 00 
$46,068 79 



IN ACCOUNT WITH A. L. STRONG, COLLECTOR, 
1907 TAXES. 

DR. 

To Cash Received, $5,708 39 

To Assessors Orders of Abatements, 107 84 

$5,816 23 



38 



CR. 

By Uncollected taxes, $5,740 95 

By Interest on taxes, 75 28 

$5,816 23 

IN ACCOUNT WITH A. L. STRONG, COLLECTOR, 
1908 TAXES 

DR. 

To Cash received, ' $14,368 06 

Uncollected taxes, 4,938 31 

Assessors orders of Abatement, 10 13 

Discount on taxes, 239 63 

$19,556 13 

CR. . . 

By Assessors Warrant, $19,213 67 

Addition to Warrant, 301 55 

Interest Collected, 40 91 

$19,556 13 

WATER SINKING FUND 

DR. 

To 30 years 4 per cent Water Bonds, $50,000 00 

CR. 
By Sinking Fund, $13,315 27 

SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT 

DR. 

Northampton Inst. For Savings, note 

due May 27, $5,000 00 

Water Sinking Fund, demand note, 927 52 

$5,927 52 



3* 
CR. 



By Uncollected Taxes, $4,938 31 

Due from State Aid, 87 00 

State, Inspection of Animals 30 00 

Conn Val St Ry, plank'g bridge 96 39 

City of Northampton, tuition 191 91 

Sidewalk Assessments, 1,021 27 

Sewer " 264 00 

Balance in Treasury, 1,540 41 



$8,169 29 

DR. 

OUTSTANDING LONG-TIME LOAN 

Jose, Parker & Co., Depot Road Account, $2,000 00 

L. H. KINGSLEY, Treasurer. 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Town Treasurer, and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 5, 1909. 



Water Commissioners' Report, 



$82 51 


3,931 


93 


2,000 


00 


45 


00 


$6,059 


44 



The following respectfully submitted as the thirteenth 
annual report of the*Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received the past year as follows: — 

Balance of cash from last year's account, 
Cash from collection of Water Rates, 
Town grant for Bridge St. extension, 
Sale of supplies and connections, 



We have paid the past year as follows: — - 

Town Treasurer, water rates, 
Bridge street extension of 1908, 
Gazette Printing Co., billheads, 
W. H. Riley & Co., supplies, 
Chapman Valve Mfg. Co., hydrant, 
Charles Millar & Son, pipe etc., 
Norwood Engineering Co., supplies, 
M.J. Ryan, setting hydrant, 
Repairs on tapping machine, 
R. D. Graves, labor, 
C. W. Wade, labor and cash paid 

collection of Water rates, 
Balance, cash on hand, 



There are now 317 connections with private property; 87 
hydrants for fire protection; 5 water tanks, water in five 
school houses and in Memorial Hall. 



$3,200 00 


1,529 


15 


4 


00 


85 


09 


21 


78 


39 


27 


26 


80 


22 


50 


13 


25 


3 


95 


80 


70 


117 


95 


915 


00 


$6,059 44 



41 



There has been laid the past year 3,585 feet of 4 in. cast 
iron water main on Bridge street with three hydrants at a cost 
of $1,529.15. 

We wonld recommend that the extension of the pipe line 
from the house of Mr. James Welch to Clay hill, about 2,300 
feet, be laid the coming- year at a cost of about $1,000, thus 
completing the circuit of water on the system north of School 
street. g 

The total cost of the entire system to March 1, 1909 is 
$54,802.47. 

CHARLES L. WARNER, ) Hatfield 
DANIEL. W. WELLS, [ . Water 

M. J. PROULX.. ) Commissioners 



I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer of the Board of Water Commissioners and find them 
correct. 



E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, Mass., March 3, 1909. 



Town Clerk's Report. 



The Vital Statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1908, are as follows:— 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



No. 


Males 


Fern a 


12 


8 


4 


10 


3 


7 


9 


6 


3 


9 


3 


6 


5 


4 


1 


6 


3 


3 


5 


1 


4 " 


12 


5 


7 


12 


9 


3 


3 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


' 7 


4 


3 



Total 



92 



49 



43 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS 





Father 


Mother 


Born in Canada, 


1 


1 


United States, 


27- 


28 


Poland, 


54 


54 


Germany, 


4 


4 


Hungary, 


5 


5 


Ireland, 


1 






92 



92 



i.M 

BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARg 

1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 



47 52 64 68 67 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

No. 

January, 2 

March, 1 

April, 3 

May, 2 

June, . 4 

July, 1 

October, 5 

November, 2 

. December, 1 



21 

First marriage of both parties, 21 

The oldest and youngest grooms were forty-three and 
and twenty years of age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were thirty-two and 
eighteen years of age respectively. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED 





Groom 


Bride 


Born in the United States, 


11 


13 


Poland, 


7 


7' 


Germany, 


1 





Hungary, 


1 


1 


Canada, 


1 






21 21 



44 

MARRIAGES FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEAR^ 

1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 

24 17 30 32 33 

DEATHS BY MONTHS 



January, 

February, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

November, 

December, 



Mo. 


Males „ 


Females 


2 


2- 





6 


2 


4 


1 





1 


3 


1 


2 


3 


2 


1 


1 


1 





7 


3 


4 


3 


3 





4 


3 


1 


3 


2 


1 



33 



19 



14 







No. 


Males 


Females 


Under 1 year 


of age, 


11 


7 


4 


Between 1 and 5 years, 


4 


3 


1 


5 


10 











10 


20 











20 


30 











30 


40 











40 


50 











50 


60 


4 


2 


2 


60 


70 


8 


3 


5 


70 


80 


2 


1 


1 


80 


90 


4 


3 


1 



33 19 

Age of oldest person deceased (male) 88 years. 



14 



45 

CAUSES OF DEATH 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the 
State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES 

Facial Erycipelas, 1 

Diphtheria, 1 

Malarial Fever, 1 

Enteritis, 1 

Cholera— Infantum, 3 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES 

Cancer, 3 

Tuberculosis, 1 

Malnutrition, 1 

LOCAL DISEASES 

Paralysis, 3 

Nephritis, 1 

Pneumonia, 3 

Heart Disease, 2 

Blood Poisoning, 1 

Obstruction of Intestines, 1 

Meningitis, 1 

Diabetes, 1 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES 

Old age, 1 

Premature birth, 2 

Still born, 2 

VIOLENT DEATHS 

Exposure, 1 

Suicide by shooting, 1 

Fracture R. Femur, 1 

Total, 33 



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NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED 



Joseph Asponwich, 
Bridget Breor, 
Irene Trudeau, 
Francis G. Bardwell, 
Joseph Goncrousz, 
Mary E. Phelps, 
Martin Hundras, 
Henry Smith, 
Wladislaw Trojanowski, 
Gladyslawa Wesolowski, 
Henry Strong Hubbard, 
Patrick Boyle, 
Bridget FitzGibbon, 
Frank Dugal, 
Thomas Yarrows, 
George W. Waite. 



Mary FitzGerald, 
Kate Cowles, 
James F. Murphy, 
Eunice J. Morton, 
Mary Malinoski, ; 
Lucy D. Canon, 
Richard Baxter Abbott, 
Caroline Smith Graves, 
Stanislawa Trojanowski, 
Helen Wolfram, 
Eleazer F. Cooley. 
Richard A. Mullany, 
Edwin Brainard, 
Mary Jane Manchester, 
Frank Zurof , 



DOG LICENSES 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending- 
November 30, 1908, with the receipts and settlements of the 
account with the County Treasurer, is as follows: — - 



85 male dogs at $2.00 each, 
6 female dogs at $5.00 each, 



Less fees, 91 dogs at 20 cents each, 

Paid to County Treasurer, 

Respectfully submitted, 



$170 00 
30 00 






$200 00 
18 20 



$181 80 



L. H. KINGSLEY, Town Clerk, 



Assessors' Report. 



Value of assessed personal estate, $ 234,113 00 
real estate, 1,106,307 00 



Total value of assessed estate, 




$1,340,420 00 


Value of assessed buildings, 


$622,732 00 






land, 


483,575 00 










$1,106,307 00 






Number male polls assessed, 






556 


Number of residents assessed on 


property, 




332 


All others, (corporations, etc.,) 






59 








391 


Number of non-residents assessed on property, 




41 


All others, 






31 

72' 

428 


Number of persons assessed on property, 




For poll tax only, 






287 
715 


Rate of total tax per $1,000.00, 






$13 50 


Number of horses assessed, (4 mules) 




459 


cows, 






293 


neat cattle, 






55 


swine, 






17 


fowls, 






1130 


dwelling houses, 






340 


acres of land, 






9,260 


State tax, 


$2,456 00 




County tax, 


2,160 


71 




Town tax, 


14,175 


00 




Overlayings, 


421 


96 


$19,213 67 








Estimated bank and corporation 


tax, 




1,300 00 


Conn. Val. St. Ry. Co., excise tax, 




294 12 



48 

Value of property exempt from taxation, Chapter 12, Section 
5, Revised Laws. 

Literary institutions, 69,010 00 

Church property, 27,000 00 



$96,010 00 

Respectfully submitted^ 

JAMES L. DAY, ) Assessors 

EDSON W. STRONG, >■ of 
L. H. KINGSLEY. ) Hatfield 



Report of Sinking Fund 
Commissioners 



We have the following amounts deposited to the credit of 
the Sinking Fund. 

Northampton Institution for Savings, 
Nonotuck Savings Bank, 
Florence 
Easthampton 
Haydenville, 

Town of Hatfield, Water Bonds, 4 per cent, 
Boston & Maine Railroad " 4 
N Y, N H.& H R R Co., " 4 

Note 5 
Town of Hatfield, Note, 4^ " 



M. J. RYAN, ) Sinking 

E. S. WARNER, I Fund 

ROBERT M. WOODS ) Commissioners 



$ 850 93 


525 


15 


1,216 


70 


390 


63 


404 


34 


2,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


927 


52 


$13,315 27 



I have this day examined the vouchers and securities of 
the Sinking Fund Commissioners and find them correct. 

E. B. DICKINSON, Auditor, 

Hatfield, March 1, 1909. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



TOWN OF HATFIELD 



MASSACHUSETTS 



FOR THE 



Year Ending February 10, 190? 



52 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

John J. Betsold, Chairman, 1911. 

Lawrence A. Powers. Seceetary, 1910. 
Thaddeus Graves, Jr., 1909. 

M. H. Bowman, Superintendent. 



Truant Officers 
S. W. Kingsley and A. L. Strong. 

Authorized to sign Certificates for children between the 
ages of 14 and 16, 

M. H. Bowman. 



School Census September J, 1908 

No, of boys between the ages of 5 and 15, 132 

No. of girls " 5 and 15, 128 



Total, 260 

No. of boys between the ages of 7 and 14, 95 

No. of girls ■' " 7 and 14, 98 



Total. 193 

No. of male illiterate minors over 14 years of age, none. 
No. of female illiterate minors over 14 years of age. none, 



REPORT. 



We have made the following repairs on our schoolhouses: 

We have put up moulding in all our school rooms so that 
our teachers can hang the pictures they received from the 
book club and all others they may receive. Putting up these 
mouldings does away with driving spikes and nails in the 
walls and breaking the walls. 

We have also changed all out doors on our school-houses 
to swing out instead of in, so it will be a very easy matter to 
push the doors open in case of fire or emergency. 

We also have laid a new hallway floor at the Hill School 
and a new entrance floor, also had the chimneys relaid at the 
Hill. 

At West Hatfield we had the schoolhouse painted and 
built on a new entrance 12x6, and steps all around, which 
makes a very great improvement to the building. 

At West Brook we also laid a new entrance floor, and at 
Bradstreet, we laid a new entrance floor and repaired some 
windows and put in some new ones overhead. We also ap- 
plied No-dusto on all our school floors, with good results. 

We put in one new furnace at Bradstreet, with good re- 
sults. 

We have had all our school buildings thoroughly cleaned 
at the beginning of each term, and swept 3 times a week, so 
we have all our school buildings in pretty good shape at the 
present time. 



54 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

RESOURCES 



Town appropriation, 

Dog Fund, 

Income State School Fund, 

State, — Supt., 

City of Northampton, Tuition, 

C. A. Bardwell, Tuition, 

City of Boston, 



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462 


96 


191 


91 


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Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Committee of Hatfield ; 

I hereby submit for your consideration my fourth annual 
report of the schools of Hatfield for the year ending January 
31, 1908. It contains the reports of the Supervisors of Music 
and Drawing and the usual statistics. 

It is gratifying to record that less sickness has occurred 
among school children than during the previous year. This 
has been an aid to successful school work. Yet considerable 
absence has occurred, especially in some of the primary 
schools. It is a source of regret that too many parents con- 
sider attendance upon a primary school less important than 
attendance upon a grammar school. Apparently it is forgot- 
ten that absence affects the progress of a primary pupil even 
more than it does the grammar school pupil. This is very ap- 
parent when it is recalled that the primary pupil gets all his 
instruction in school and is too young to take work home: 
while the pupil in higher grades can easily catch up by eve- 
ning work. If pupils are very frequently absent from school 
they are very apt to get so far behind their classes that they 
cannot be coached up and must be among the number not 
promoted at end of year. 

Only three teachers resigned during the year and their 
places have been filled by those doing satisfactory work. 

A ninth grade has been established at the West grammar 
school thus placing that school on the same basis as the West- 
brook . 

From the Center grammar a class of three were graduated. 
This is in strong contrast with the very large class that were 
graduated the year previous. However the present ninth grade 
is larger, and about average size. 



59 

During 5 the fall term three pupils from the ninth grade at 
Westbrook and one from Smith Academy entered Smith Agri- 
cultural School at Northampton. This is a new factor in our 
educational problem and one that decreases the number of our 
grammar school graduates and lessens the class that would 
take a high school course. It also imposes an additional tax 
on the town for tuition. This year the sum asked for will be 
$400, one half of which will be returned by the state providing 
Chapter 572, Section 4 of Acts of 1908, is declared constitu- 
tional. 

This paragraph will serve to indicate the number of child- 
ren between the ages or five and fifteen years In the town of 
Hatfield for the fifteen preceding years : . 

1893 (238), 1894 (256), 1895 (212), 1896 (204), 1897 
(225), 1898 (233), 1899 (242), 1900 (223), 1901 (218), 1902 
(220), 1904 (233), 1905 (228), 1906 (254), 1907 (264), 1908 
(260). 

In conclusion I desire to express my appreciation of the 
cordial support given me by the School Committee, teachers 
and citizens of the town of Hatfield. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MORTIMER H. BOWMAN. 



Report of the Supervisor of Drawing, 



Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools : 

It is impossible in the district schools to give in a single 
year work that is best adapted to individual grades. There- 
fore I have made it my object to take up especially such bran- 
ches as seem essential, but in which the schools may be least 
proficient. I have also tried to vary the program by present- 
ing in new terms, yet comprehensive, some of the fundamen- 
tal principles which of necessity are repeated from year to 
year. 

The plan seems to have been successful as the results are 
satisfactory, and interest on the part of the children is not 
lacking. 

Thanks is due the teachers who have so heartily given 
their co-operation, and to the superintendent whose support I 
gratefully acknowledge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LUCILE GRAVESTEIN, 

Supervisor of Drawing. 
Hatfield, January 25, 1909. 



Report of the Supervisor of Music* 



Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools :• • 

Dear Sir.— The work in this department has been con- 
ducted along- the same general lines as in preceding years: the 
main divisions of the work being: song work, individual work 
sight singing and theory. 

There has been marked, improvement along these lines 
and the work of both pupils and teachers is very satisfactory. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHRISTINE A. REECE, 

Supervisor of Music . 

Hatfield, Mass. -•• . 



Report of the School Physicians, 



To the School Committee of Hatfield ? 

Clear distinction must be made between medical inspec- 
tion solely for the detection of communicable disease and that 
physical examination which aims to discover defects, diseases 
and physical condition. 

The one relates primarily to the immediate protection of 
the community, while the other looks to securing- and main- 
taining the health and vitality of the individual. 

Your School Physicians find that certain defects in in! 
dividuals bear some relation to susceptibility to contagion, and 
that with improvement in condition, individual immunity may 
be increased. 

To reap the benefits of examination involves the constant 
attention willingly given by the teachers with reference to 
seating the deaf where they can hear best, and those having 
poor vision where they can see best, as well as constant co- 
operation with the parents. 

In this relation, it is requested that more attention be 
given to reports of physical defects in pupils, when such re- 
ports are sent to parents by the teachers. 

Seventy-five (75) per cent, of the children have complied 
with the law in regard to vaccination; in no case has the re- 
sult been other than satisfactory. 

A. J. BONNEVILLE, 
CHAS. A. BYRNE- 
February 17, 1909, 



April 


5, 


1909. 


April 


19, 


1909. 


May 


28, 


1909. 


Mav 
June 


31, 


1909. 


18, 


1909. 


Sept. 


1, 


1909. 


Nov. 


24-28, 19 


Dec. 


17, 


1909. 


Jan. 


3, 


1910. 


Feb. 


21, 


1910. 


Feb. 


22, 


1910. 


Mar. 


11, 


1910. 


April 


1, 


1910. 


Apr. 


19, 


1910. 


May 


27, 


1910. 


May. 


.30, 


1910. 


June 


17, 


1910. 



63 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

Schools opens. 

Patriots' Day, holiday. 

Patriotic exercises. 

Memorial Day, holiday. 

Schools close. 

Schools open. 

). Thanksgiving recess. 

Schools close. 

Schools open. 

Patriotic exercises. 

Washington's Birthday, holiday. 

Schools close. 

Schools open. 

Patriots' Day, holiday. 

Patriotic exercises. 

Memorial Day, holiday. 

Schools close. 



RESIGNATIONS AND TRANSFERS. 

Center Grammar. Helen I. Sadler, transferred to West Gram- 
mar, resigned. 

Center Primary. Florence I. McMullen, transferred to West 
Primary, resigned. 

West Grammar. Mary J. Mnlcahey, transferred to Center 
Grammar. 

West Primary. Sarah V. Kiley, transferred to Center Pri- 
mary, 

Bradstreet. Julia E. Mellor, resigned. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE- 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 




TOWN OF HATFIELD 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1910 



HERALD JOB PRINT, 

NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 21, 19 JO. 



Article 1 — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Article 2 — To choose all necessary town officers for the 
ensuing- year: — Town Clerk; three Selectmen; one Assessor 
for 3 years; Town Treasurer; one School Committee for 3 
years; one Water Commissioner for 3 years; one Sinking Fund 
Commissioner for 3 years; and one for 1 year, (vacancy); one 
Trustee for Public Library for 3 years, and one for 1 year, 
(vacancy); Auditor; Tree Warden; Elector under the will of 
Oliver Smith: Tax Collector; six Constables; and to vote on 
the question — "Yes" or "No" — Shall Licenses be granted for 
the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town? All the fore- 
going to be voted for on one ballot. 

Article 3 — To hear the reports of the various rown officers 
and act thereon. 

Article 4 — To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Article 5 — To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges the ensuing year. 

Article 6 — To take action in relation to raising money to 
defray the necessary expenses of the town for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 7 — To see what action the town will take in rela- 
tion to the prompt payment of taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for Memorial Day. 



Article 9 — To take action in relation to the support of the 
poor for the ensuing year, and raise and appropriate money 
for same. 

Article 10 — To see if the town will appoint a committee 
of three (3), with power to act with similar Committees, 
which may be appointed by other towns, to select a suitable 
place for the co-operative care of the poor, and arrange terms 
and conditions for the use of the same, or act or do anything 
in reference thereto. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 422, of the Acts of 1908, not to receive the 
Public Documents Series distributed by the Commonwealth. 

Article 12 — To revise.and accept the list of Jurors reported 
by the Selectmen. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for the care of cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year, and raise 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 15 — To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year, and raise 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will appropriate money for 
the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children in Smith Academy, 
who are of suitable age and attainments to attend High 
School. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for Firemen's Muster. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow, during the cur- 
rent municipal year, beginning March 1, 1910, in anticipation 



of the taxes for said municipal year, such sums of money as 
may be necessary for the current expenses of the town, giving 
the notes of the town therefor, payable within one year from 
the dates thereof. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for the employment of one or more School Physicians, 
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 502, Acts of 1906 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate money for the payment of tuitions of Hatfield chil- 
dren attending the Industrial School at Northampton. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money for purchasing any supplies or apparatus 
needed by the Fire Department. 

Article 23 — To see if the town will vote to build a Sewer 
from the main on Main St., running west on School St., 800 
ft., and raise and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will vote to extend its 
Sewer system on Elm St., south-westerly, 1500 ft., and raise 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will vote to build permanent 
roads of stone or other material, on Main and Elm Streets j 
and raise and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 26 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for lighting the public streets the ensuing year. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money for lighting, by electricity, Chestnut and 
North Prospect Sts., and certain parts of West Brook. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money for building sidewalks as follows: — on North 
street, from C. S. Shattuck's corner to junction of King and 
North sts., of gravel, part of the distance on South side and 
part on East side. A gravel walk on West side of Main St., 
from Thomas Dea's house — line north to Shattuck's Corner. 



A concrete walk on Elm street, on North side from V. 
Parader's house West 450 feet. All the above abutters to pay 
one-half the cost. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will authorize the Select- 
men to contract with the Mass. Highway Commission, ac- 
cording - to the provisions of Section 10, Chapter 47, R. L., to 
construct a section of State Highway to be built in Hatfield 
this year. 

Article 30 — To see if the town will authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, or a majority 
thereof, to borrow a sum of money, not exceeding $10,000.00, 
to construct said highway; said loan to be paid out of the 
money paid the town by the State Highway Commission for 
constructing said road. 

Article 31 — To see if the town will vote to rescind the 
vote passed last spring accepting a set of By-Laws. 

Article 32 — To see if the town will vote to appoint a 
Committee for getting up a set of By-Laws to be submitted to 
the Attorney-General for his approval, and to be afterwards 
accepted by the town at some future meeting. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE 

APPOINTED AT THE 

Convention of the Overseers of the Poor 

OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY 

HEivD in Northampton, November 26, 1909. 



Read and accepted at the Meeting of the Overseers of the Poor, in Ward, 

fan. 2g, igio. 

Your Committee appointed November 26, 1909, to investi- 
gate and report upon the advisability of operating joint Alms- 
houses in the county of Hampshire, wish to report that, after 
consideration and such investigation as was possible, your 
Committee wish to place themselves on record as follows: — 

We recommend two Almshouses, one at Northampton, the 
other at Ware, and that the towns in the vicinity of each 
Almshouse form an association for the conduct and main- 
tenance of said house. 

PREAMBLE AND BY-LAWS OF THE POOR FARM 
ASSOCIATION. 

We, the Subscribers, representing the towns of 

chosen in an article in a warrant 
for a town meeting in our respective towns held in March, 
1910, reading substantially as follows: — 



8 

To see if the town will choose a Committee of three (3), 
with power to act with similar Committees, which may be 
appointed by other towns, to select a suitable place for the co- 
operative care of the poor, and arrange terms and conditions 
for the use of the same, or act or do anything in reference 
thereto." 

By virtue of the authority vested in us by our respective 
towns at the meeting aforesaid, to carry out the intent of our 
said towns, we do hereby form ourselves into an Association 
for the purpose of caring for the poor of our respective towns, 
to be known as The Farm 

Association. 

Article 1. The Association shall be formed for the period 
of three (3) years, with the privilege of three (3) years more. 

Article 2. The poor of all towns interested, requiring 
full support shall be maintained at the place selected when 
requested by the Overseers of the Poor of their several towns. 

Article 3. The expense of maintaining the poor at these 
places shall be divided among the respective towns, according 
to the number of week's board furnished the poor belonging 
to that town. 

Article 4. In case of death, the Warden shall notify, at 
once, the town to which the deceased person belongs, which 
shall care for and bury said person at its expense. 

Article 5. The board of management under this agree- 
ment shall employ a suitable physician to attend and care for 
all paupers committed to such Farm when sick, and the ex- 
pense thereof, including all needed medicines shall be charged 
as items of expense to such said Association. 

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT 

between the town of , by its Committee 

and the Poor Farm Association 



The town of , by its Committee, chosen and 

authorized by a vote of the town at a legal meeting held 
March, 1910, hereby agree to furnish the real estate known as 
the Poor Farm, with the personal property con- 

nected therewith, to the Poor Farm Association on the follow- 
ing terms and conditions: — 

Article 1. The Association shall carry on farming after 
he manner of good husbandry, spending the hay and fodder 
grown on the place. 

Article 2. The Association shall pay the town of 

the sum of hundred dollars per year, for the 

term of three (3) years from , with the privilege of 

three (3) years more, as rent for the real estate. 

Article 3. The town of shall make all necessary 

repairs, alterations and additions, at their expense, to accom- 
modate thirty (30) paupers, or more. 

Article 4. The personal property shall be taken at the 
appraisal of three (3) disinterested Assessors. 

Article 5. The personal property shall be appraised by 
three (3) disinterested men, consisting of the Chairman of the 
Board of Assessors of the towns of and 

and , or by some member of these boards at the 

end of three (3) years. Any deficiency in the valuation at the 
close, compared with the previous valuation shall be deemed 
an expense of the Association, and any excess in the second 
valuation over the first shall be credited to the Association in 
settlement with the town of 

Article 6. The Association shall pay 6 per cent per year 
to for the use of the personal property reckoned 

upon the first appraisal. 

Article 7. The salary and expenses of the board of 
management shall be paid by the town they represent. 



JO 

Article 8. The sums above mentioned shall be in full 
satisfaction for the use of said property, and this writing and 
nature of contract shall be binding upon all parties when 
signed by the Committee authorized to do so by a vote of their 
respective towns. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. GIRARD, 

" F. K. LYMAN, Y Committee 

W. E. SHANNON, 



Selectmen's Report, 



To the Citizens of Hatfield, Mass. : 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with the requirements of 
the Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for 
the year ending March 1st, 1910, is respectfully submitted. 

Notwithstanding that the Assessors inform us that the 
valuation will probably be increased by the taxation of 
tobacco this year, the old rule is still good as ever, — That by 
cutting down on the appropriations by the voters, the tax-rate 
will be lowered. 





STATE AID] J 




Sarah W. Bard well 




$48.00 


Charles R. Crafts 




24.00 



$72.00 



POOR EXPENDITURES 



City of Northampton, support of Christina Winzel $112.00 

Prew family 88.93 

Gendron family 83.12 

aid Arthur Heon 9.30 

clothes for Kelvey family 13.15 

C. N. Clark, rent for Gendron family 72.00 

M.J. Ryan, supplies for Shea family 120.05 

J. H. Howard, " " " " 19822 

Edward Proulx, rent " '' " 120.00 

Howard & Smith, wood and coal for Shea family, 20.75 

Louise Shea, supplies, 15.00 



J2 

Mrs. F. T. Vining, rent, $ 12.00 

M. J. Ryan, supplies for M. O'Neil, 53.75 

Howard & Smith, wood and coal for M. O'Neil 10.25 

B. & M. R. R., rent for Demroi family 19.50 
Dickinson Hospital, care Stella Soszilla 23.00 
City of Holyoke, burial of Eddie Talar 8-00 
A. J. Bonneville, med. care John Sogasta 8.00 

Joseph Abramzek 17.00 

L. J. Pellessier, meat, Thomas Abramzek 16.24 

J. H. Howard, supplies, 3.02 

C. A. Byrne, med. care Shea family 26.00 

Demroi family 6.00 

" '' " " " H. P. Tisdale 8.00 

11 " " " " JohnSharock 3.00 

" " " " " Mrs. John Sosilla 15.00 



OLD BILLS 



SCHOOL PHYSICIANS 



LAFRENIER CASE 



$1,081.29 



S. W. Kingsley, police duty $19.25 

F. G. Bardwell, Est., wood for schools 19.00 



$38.25 



A, J. Bonneville, school inspection, 1908, $50.00 

Chas. A. Byrne, " 50.00 



$100.00 



O'Donnell & O'Donnell, law and expenses $168.22 

Wm. PI. Belden, witness 4.50 

Robt. L. Belden, " 4.50 

R. W. Weber. " 4.50 

John Hafey, " 4.50 



13 



Expenses, 


i 




$ 7.50 


John J. Breor, 






4.50 


A. J. Bonneville, 


i i 




25.00 


E. W. Brown, 


1 1 




25.00 


E. E. Davis, plans, 






27.96 




$276.18 


TOWN 


OFFICERS 






John McHug'h, Jr., services as Selectman, 


1908 


$150.00 


Thos. J. Ryan, 


i a i i 


1908 


75.00 


C. Edward Warner, 


i a a 


1908 


75.00 


Daniel W. Wells, 


Water Commissioner 10.00 


C. L. Warner, 


< i < i 


' 


10.00 


M. J. Proulx, 


i a i 


i 


10.00 


Oscar E. Belding, 


Ballot Clerk 




4.00 


Archie P. Graves, 


' " " 




2.00 


Larkin M. Proulx, 


< < < i i 




4.00 


John C. Ryan, 


i < t ( ( 




2.00 


H^rry E. Graves, 


' " " 




2.00 


John F. Day, 


i u i i 




4.00 


Thaddeus Graves, Jr., 


i ( ( ( < 




2.00 


Alfred H. Breor, 


< n ( ( 




2,00 


E. B. Dickinson, 


Auditor 




5.00 


M. J. Proulx, 


Constable 




22.00 


Edson W. Strong, 


Assessor 




90.00 


L. H. Kingsley, 


i i i 




121.25 


Wm. H. Belden, 


i i i 




60.00 


Alvin L. Strong, 


Tax Collectoi 


; 1908 


200.00 


L. A. Powers, 


School Committee 


20.00 


Thaddeus Graves, Jr., 


i . < t ( 




20.00 


< < (< ( 


( i i a 


1908 10.00 


John J. Betsold, 


i 11 u 




15.00 


L. H. Kingsley, 


Town Clerk 




300.00 


<< < < (< i 


Treasurer 




100.00 


an a ( 


Registrar of Voters 


8.00 


Thos. W. Ryan, 


( * t < < 


i i 


8.00 


Saml. F. Billings, 


< c < c < 


i i 


8.00 



$1,349.25 



u 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

H. W. Marsh, storing hose wagon $ 5.00 

H. W. Wolfram, attending fires 5.00 

Boston Woven Hose Co., hose 240.00 

Adam B. Wolfram, chimney fire 2.00 

John Karen, fighting fire 2.00 

F. G. Howard, freight and express 3.31 

G. C. Fisk, supplies 56.75 
John M. Strong, fighting forest fires 4.00 
C. H. Crafts, storing hose wagon 5.00 
John J. Betsold, stor. h. wagon, hose, harness, horse 10.00 
Thomas Dea, storing hose wagon 5.00 
John McHugh, Jr., horse 2.00 
Fred Wenzel, storing wagon, labor, hose 9.00 
Geo. H. Newman, labor 3.00 
Whalen Bros., horse 6.00 



$358.06 



CEMETERY APPROPRIATION 
F. H. Bardwell, Treas., $100.00 

SMITH ACADEMY 
Trustees Smith Academy, tuition $500.00 

HARDENING COFFEY ROAD 



James S. Bardwell, 


team and la 


bor $16.25 


H. Shumway, 


i i c < i 


20.00 


C. H. Crafts, 


a a < 


14.00 


Steve Vochula, 


( ( i < i 


15.00 


George M. Donelson, 


c c n i 


10.00 


John C. Ryan, 


( ( C< i 


10.00 


Frank Kousinkoski, 


U ( < ( 


6.00 


John W. Kiley, 


(i ( ( ( 


4.00 


Daniel P. Sheehan, 


(( t < t 


' 4,00 



15 



Thos. J. Ryan, 
L, B. Waltz, 
J. L. Sheehan, 
Jacob Geis 
John Merrick,- 
John Fusek, 
Ignace Sadoski, 
Steve Hurley, 
George P. Graves, 
Edw. N. Dickinson, 



gravel 



FILL ON PLAIN 



Daniel P. Sheehan, 
John C. Ryan, 
James L. Boyle, 
James S. Bardwell, 
Wm. W. Langdon, 
H. Shumway, 
L. B. Waltz, 
John L. Sheehan, 
John Merrick, 
Michael Spurber, 
Thos. Wickles, 
John Karen, Jr., 

John Winzel, 
Jacob Jandenski, 
Wm. S. Murphy, 
L. H. Kingsley, sand 
John Karen, 



team and labor 



$ 21.00 
8.75 
8.75 
6.13 
6.13 
1.50 
3.00 
1.50 
3.50 
13.00 

$172.51 



$20 


00 


18 


00 


10 


00 


16 


00 


10 


00 


16 


00 


9 


62 


9 


62 


8 


75 


3 


75 


5 


25 


5 


25 


3 


75 


5 


25 


5 


25 


21 


25 


20 


05 



$187 79 



TREE WARDEN 



M.J. Ryan, axe 

Ham J. Kelvey, labor 



1 00 

22 95 



J6 



John Sklosdoski, 


$ 2 62 


D. L. Fitzgerald, 


13 11 


P.J. Whalen, 


40 40 


Henry LaMountain, 


2 20 


Wm, P. Boyle, 


1 75 


John Deinlein, 


11 00 


F. G. Vollinger, repairs on carriage, 5 00 




$100 03 


STATE ROAD 


James S. Bard well, team and labor $ 237 25 


H. Shumway, 


150 00 


John C. Ryan, 


74 00 


Whalen Bros., 


14 00 


John B. Vollinger, 


41 00 


Joseph S. Newman, 


135 00 


John M. Strong, 


134 00 


Fred T. Bard well, 


115 50 


Wm. E. Boyle, 


111 00 


Howard & Smith, 


110 00 


Steve Vochula, 


101 50 


Patrick W. Mullins, 


72 00 


Paul Balise, 


69 00 


D. P. McGrath, 


70 00 


T. J. Ryan, labor 


153 00 


L. B. Waltz, 


78 75 


J. L. Sheehan, 


80 50 


John Merrick 


78 75 


P. J. Deinlein, 


55 13 


John Vochula, 


19 50 


John Fusek, 


24 50 
45 00 


John Urek, 


F. L. Betsold, 


29 18 


George Olsin, 


3 00 


Wm. S. Murphy, " 


8 75 


Bazyli Buchak, 


22 50 



M 



Michael Kowalsky, " 




$ 39 00 


Charles Carson, " 




12 00 


John Tonisky, 




8 25 


Tony Bodise, " 




8 25 


Howard & Smith, coal 




56 57 


W. A. Clark Coal Co., 




12 98 


Mass. Broken Stone Co., 


crushed stone 


184 71 


John S. Lane & Sons, 


it < < 


2,782 50 


N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R., 


demurrage 


15 00 


Expenses in buying 




4 50 


B. & M. R. R., freight on stone bounds 


4 20 


Charles Millar's Sons, iron pipe 


80 70 


W. H. Riley, packing for steam roller 


1 56 


P. McCarthy, coal 




20 36 


Wm. Fisher, labor 




2~25 


Geo. Eberlein, blacksmithing 




5 '65 


John L. Boyle, sand 




25 80 


• 


$5,421 22 


Received from State 




$6,452 31 



PERMANENT ROAD— MAIN AND ELM STREETS 



City of Northampton, crushed stone, 

John S. Lane & Sons, 

E. B. Dickinson, sand, 

Henry La Mountain, sand, 

E. E. Davis, plans and surveying, 



J. S. Bardwell, 
H. Shumway, 
H, E. Bardwell, 
John C. Ryan, 
F. H. Bardwell, 
Daniel P. Sheehan, 
M. W. Boyle, 
Geo. A. Billings, 
Ernest Godin, 



team and labor, 



$574 95 

220 02 

31 40 

4 70 

26 92 

176 50 

136 00 

42 00 

75 00 

9 00 

7 00 

7 00 

7 00 

19 00 



David Billings, 
P. T. Boyle, 
D. W. Wells, 
A. W. Morton, 
James L. Boyle, 
John W. Kiley, 
Whalen Bros., 
Wm. E. Boyle, 
Howard & Smith, 
T. J. Ryan, 
L. B. Waltz, 
J. L. Sheehan, 
John Merrick, 
Jacob Geis, 
Bazyli Bachak, 
John Fusek, 
Geo. Chandler, 
John Borowski, 
Eddie Kampiste, 
Tony Penkosky, 
Stanley Glosky, 



JS 



20 


00 


4 


00 


7 


00 


9 


00 


3 


00 


4 


00 


32 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


139 


50 


70 


89 


63 


89 


47 


26 


14 


00 


7 


13 


20 


63 


7 


00 


2 


63 


3 


38 


2 


63 


2 


63 




$1,816 06 



CRONIN'S HILL 



Geo. B. McClellan, 


gravel, 


$ 4 00 


J. S. Bardwell, 


team and labor, 


10 00 


H. Shumway, 


(< < < 


12 00 


H. E. Bardwell, 


1 1 a 


4 00 


T. J. Ryan, 


< < 


9 00 


L. B. Waltz, 


i i 


5 25 


J. L. Sheehan, 


i < 


5 25 


Jacob Geis, 


(. 


5 25 


John Merrick, 


i i 


5 25 


Ed. J. McGrath, 


i i 


3 50 



$63 75 



J9 



HEWERS— MAIN, ELM AND NORTH MAIN STREETS 



David W. Lewis Co., sewer pipe, $481 


20 


B. & M. R. R.- freight on 


372 


32 


Brownell & Dickinson, 


33 


38 


A. L. Smith, brick, 


40 


60 


E. E. Davis, plans and surveying 


66 


44 


John L. Mather, labor, 


33 


03 


H. S. Hubbard Est, brick, 


3 


00 


Nor. Eng. Co., catch basins and < 


:overs, 56 


00 


Hatfield Water Works, connecting main, 8 


56 


B. M. Warner, sewer rights, 


50 00 


J. A. Sullivan, cement, 


28 


25 


J. S- Bard well, team and labor, 75 


50 


John C. Ryan, 


10 


00 


Daniel P. Sheehan, 


20 


00 


James L. Boyle, 


10 


00 


H» Shumway, 


3 


00 


T. J. Ryan, 


87 


00 


L. B. Waltz, 


53 


38 


J. L- Sheehan, 


37 


63 


Wm. S. Murphy, 


35 


87 


Bazyli Bachak, 


27 


60 


Jacob Geis, 


43 


74 


Ham. J. Kelvey, 


6 


00 


T. J. McGrath, 


4 


50 


Ed. J. McGrath, 


32 


56 


Peter Zagrodnek, 


9 


15 


John Merrick, 


32 


56 


Thos. Wickles, . ' 


18 


90 


Cash, Polish 


299 


05 


R. D. Graves, 


2 


63 






$1,981 84 


Rec'd from Sewer Assessment anc 


. sale of tile, 


$819 46 



20 



IRON BRIDGES— COW, STRONG'S & CRONIN'S HILL 



United Construction 


Co. three iron 


bridge 


3 $180 00 


W. N. Potter's Sons, 


cement, 


63 70 


J. S. Bardwell, 


team and labor, 


42 00 


H. Shumway, 


I i c 




23 33 


Ernest Godin, 


i ( ( 




16 00 


Howard & Smith, 


< ( ( 




14 00 


John C. Ryan, 


( I ( 




14 00 


T. J. Ryan, 






39 00 


J. L. Sheehan, 






22 75 


L. B. Waltz, 






22 75 


Jacob Geis, 






22 75 


John Merrick, 






19 25 


Ed. J. McGrath, 






12 26 


George Matuska, 






4 50 


Bazyli Bachak, 






3 75 



$500 03 



CONTINGENCIES 



A. J. Bonneville, fumigating, $12 00 
medical care W. S. Murphy, 10 00 

returning births, 4 75 

Chas. A. Byrne, fumigating, 60 00 

Chas. A. Byrne, returning births, 10 00 

Herald Job Print, printing town reports, 86 50 

E. L. Graves, postage 6 32 

Scott Harris, care town clock, 10 00 

L. Vollinger, repairing clock, 2 00 

Hampshire County, filing By-laws, * 3 00 

Metcalf & Co., election ballots, 13 50 

W T . & L. E. Gurley, die and labels, 3 10 

Gas, town hall, 1 46 
Buffalo Steam Roller Co. repairs steam roller, 32 20 

Hobbs & Warren, license blanks, 3 00 



2J 

Wm. H. Feiker, law, $ 10 00 

Wright & Potter, intention of marriage book 2 50 
H. S. Gere & Son, pub. pauper notice, 2 25 

B. & M. R. R., freight, 25 

E. S. Warner, inspection, 100 00 

C. T. Bagnall, tax bills and stationery, 6 90 
Metcalf & Co., order book, 9 00 
Herman Buchloz, costumes Hadley parade 18 00 
Todds, bunting, " 12 26 
McCallums, bunting, " 12 54 
R. M. Guilford, hacks, " 6 00 

F. S. O'Brien, " " " 6 00 
John Bitner, work float, 6 25 
Express, " parade, • 1 60 
F. H. Bardwell, " float, 2 00 
Alfred E. Breor, team, parade, 4 00 
John McHugh, Jr., team, 4 00 
J. S. Bardwell, driving team, 2 00 
V. H. Keller, cash paid, " 8 65 
Barry Printing Co., election blanks, 1 62 
Laura Billings, banner for Hadley parade, 2 69 
E. S. Warner, inspecting beeves, etc., 64 00 
A. B. Wolfram, repairs Hall West Brok, 25 00 
Leroy Graves, repairs Town hall, 1 00 
Boston Nickel Plating Co., plating weights, 7 95 
L. J. Pellissier, twine, 35 
Bill Brothers Co., safe, 160 00 
Express on weights, 1 08 
L. H. Kingsley, recording and indexing 

births, mar. and deaths, 44 80 

L. H. Kingsley, posting Selectmens warrants 11 00 
L. H. Kingsley, stamps, envelopes, paper 

and pencils, 17 18 

L. H. Kingslep, forest fire ballots, 83 

L. H. Kingsley, express and typewriter 

supplies, 4 30 

Frank Malinoski, burial Frank Dembroski, 50 00 

$865 39 





22 








MEMORIAL BUILDING 




Howard & Smith, coal, 


$4.9 74 


Gas, 




11 


20 


R. D. 


Graves, plumbing, 


2 


00 


Brownell & Dickinson, repairing roof, 


20 


68 


L. H. 


Kingsley, janitor, 


75 


00 


M.J. 


Ryan, supplies, 


2 


28 



BONDS FOR TOWN OFFICERS 



Wm. 


M. Cochran, treasurer, 


$ 24 00 


Wm. 


M. Cochran, collector, 


20 00 




SMITH AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL 


Tuition, 






MUSTER DAY 




F. G. 


Howard, chief, 

MEMORIAL DAY 




C. K, 


Morton, appropriation, 






STREET LIGHTING 


Hatfield Gas Co., 


$ X50 00 


Amh{ 


jrst Gas Co., 


813 16 




WATER RATES 




Hatfield Water Works, water, 





$160 90 



$44 00 



$370 00 



$75 00 



$75 00 



$963 16 



$500 00 



23 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 



J. L. Gifford, books, 
Underwood, photo views 
Wm. G. Atkins, blanks, 
Holyoke Bindery, binding books, 
Bridgman & Lyman, books, 



$ 20 00 

11 75 

3 50 

13 50 

97 24 



CM. Barton, librarian and catalog books, 153 09 
Mrs. C. K. Morton, books and supplies, 25 92 



$325 00 



ORDINARY REPAIRS— HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 



F. H. Bardwell, team and labor, 


$ 12 00 


H. Shumway 


i i i 


234 00 


J. S. Bardwell, 


< < < 


211 25 


Howard & Smith, 


< < < 


87 43 


John C. Ryan, 


« ( < 


19 25 


Wm. W. Langdon, 


t << 


8 00 


Wm. E. Boyle, 


< i i 


18 00 


A. W. Morton, 


< < i 


12 00 


John B. Vollinger, 


t < < 


11 50 


James L. Boyle, 


< 1 1 


6 00 


Daniel P. Sheehan, 


i i i 


17 00 


M. J. Proulx, 


i < i 


26 75 


John W. Kiley, 


< 1 1 


20 00 


P. W. Mullins, 


i i i 


4 00 


F. G. Vollinger, 


t i i 


12 25 


Whalen Bros., 


< i i 


8 


B. M. Warner, 


< ( i 


8 00 


Alfred E. Breor, 


i ' a 


6 00 


Wm. H. Belden, 


( < < 


33 60 


E.W. & S. H. Field, ' 


< i < 


4 30 


John M. Strong, 


( 1 1 


2 00 


Thos. J. Ryan, 


< * 


273 92 


L- B. Waltz, 


( t 


98 89 


J. L. Sheehan, 


< i 


98 02 



24 



Wm. S. Murphy, 


$ 7 00 


Jacob Geis, 


54 


25 


Bazyli Buchaek, 


21 


00 


George Kberlein, 


11 


75 


John Merrick, 


25 


38 


John Deinlein, 


2 


75 


Fred W. Schepp, sand and 


8 


00 


Wm. P. Boyle, 


1 


40 


Michael Spurber, 


1 


25 


David Powers, 


2 


75 


John Toniskey, 


2 


25 


Tony Bodise, 


2 


25 


Mike Kowalsky, 


2 


25 


John Zoszylia, 


1 


50 


P. T. Boyle, 


3 


50 


John Fusek, 


10 50 


J. H. Howard, supplies, 


23 


03 


D. W. Wells, snow paths, 


1 


50 


Nelson Allaire, sand, 


1 


40 


Express, 


2 


50 


Repairs on steam roller, 


4 


84 


S. E. Briggs, filing saws, 


1 


00 


W. N. Potter's Sons, cement, 


14 


00 


H. E. Bardwell, paint, spikes, etc 


:., 28 


40 


Howard & Smith, coal, 


25 


73 


John L. Smith, scraper edges, 


16 


00 


Brownell & Dickinson, work on fence, 24 


83 


Foster Bros., wire, supplies, 


31 


62 


A. L. Strong, lumber, 


15 


60 


Merrick Lumber Co., lumber, 


47 


05 


Archie P. Graves, plank, 


236 


25 


Ed. N. Dickinson, " 


122 


10 


F. T. Bardwell, 


100 


00 


City of Northampton, stone, 


10 


50 


Albert H. Marsh, labor, 


3 


00 


M.J. Ryan, supplies, 


21 


04 


Edgar H. Field, labor, 


12 45 






— $2132 78 



25 



SCHOOL EXPENDITURES 



Miss Hazel Cheney, teaching $130 00 


C. Mabal Barton 


253 00 


Mary E. Broer, 


143 00 


Katherine W. Day, 


396 00 


Edith L. Leland, 


383 00 


Lulu L. Burbank, 


383 00 


Sarah V. Kiley, 


383 00 


Mary J. Mulcahy, 


396 00 


Margaret A. Ryan, 


396 00 


Ethel P. Moore, 


288 00 


Mary Decker, 


383 00 


Katherine E. Murray, 


230 00 


Lucille Gravestein, 


drawing 132 00 


Christine A. Reece, 


music 94 66 


Charlotte Woods, 


64 00 


M. H. Bowman, Services as Superinl 


:endent 542 32 


transportation ticke 


ts 88 80 


supplies and telephone 17 66 


J. L. Hatnmett Co., books and supplies 173 56 


American Book Co., 


82 54 


Ginn&Co., 


69 93 


Houghton, Mifflin & Co., " 


8 08 


E. E. Babb & Co., 


22 94 


D. C. Heath & Co., 


5 63 


Silver, Burdette & Co., " 


35 50 


Rand& McNally Co., 


48 52 


Milton Bradley Co., 


15 28 


Masury, Young & Co., no-dusto 


26 00 


L. S. Crafts, book-cases 


24 00 


Charles Flynn, janitor 


105 60 


Scott Harris, " 


104 00 


John Salvas, 


55 90 


Silas G. Hubbard, 


49 00 


Mrs. Coney Liebl, 


60 50 


Kate Ginchas, cleaning 


7 87 


Andrew Hilbert 


7 00 



26 

Louise Shea, " $6 75 

Katherine Flynn, ". 7 00 

Miss Cornelia M. Wickles, sweeping 
Kate Wickles, 
Mary E. Broer, 
Katherine W. Day, 
Mary J. Mulcahy, ribbon 
Ethel P. Moore, tickets 



J. H. Howard, 


supplies 


L. A. Powers, 


and express, labor 


John J. Betsold, 


" labor 


F. J. Saffer, 


labor 


F. h. Betsold, 


" 


David Landry, 


< i 


H. R. Holden, 


i < 


Howard & Smith 


" 


i « i ( 


coal 


A. L. Strong, 


lumber 



Merrick Lumber Co., " 

C. N. Fitts Co., desk and supplies 

Foster Bros., 

A. L. Harris, books 

Town of Deer field, supplies - 

C. H. Crafts, wood 

John Evans, repairing roofs 

Shumway & Riley, plumbing 

W. H. Riley & Co., 

R. D. Graves, 

F. M. Crittenden, supplies and printing 

Herald Job Print, printing school reports 

John M. Strong, carrying scholars 

Steve Vochula, 

grading yard 
John C. Ryan, team and labor 
Express 
Thaddeus Graves, Jr., labor 

school census 
Thaddeus Graves, cementing cellar 



67 50 


2 25 


3 25 


9 00 


63 


1 80 


6 92 


36 09 


15 50 


. 1 88 


73 01 


10 00 


1 00 


2 55 


L47 -86 


5 00 


53 77 


84 60 


44 20 


3 00 


2 04 


18 00 


9 45 


9 73 


8 73 


30 89 


6 00 


16 80 


6 00 


6 00 


4 60 


7 00 


2 79 


ll 85 


18 00 


69 19 



27 



G. Henry Clark, repairing clock 
L. L. Vollinger, 

Wm. P. Boyle, repairing and painting 
M.J. Ryan, supplies 



1 


00 


5 


00 


151 


75 


14 


59 


$6,888 59 



RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN 

Town Officers, $1,349 25 

Old Bills, 38 25 

School Physicians, 100 00 

Highways and Bridges, 2,T32 78 

Schools, 6,888 59 

Poor, 1,081 29 

Hardening Coffey Road, 172 51 

Lafrenier Case, 276 18 

Contingencies, 865 39 

Fire Department, 358 66 

Cemeteries, 100 00 

Smith Academy, 500 00 

Bonds, 44 00 

Tree Warden, 100 03 

Smith Ag'l School, 370 00 

Muster Day, 75 00 

Memorial Day, 75 00 

Street Lighting, 963 16 

Water Rates, 500 00 

State Aid, 72 00 

Memorial Building, 160 90 

Fill on Plain, 187 79 

Public Library, 325 00 

Sewers, * 1,981 84 

Three Iron Bridges, 500 03 

Cronin's Hill, 63 75 

Main and Elm street Stone Road, 1,816 06 



28 

State Road, $ 5,421 22 



$26,518 08 

LIST OF APPROPRIATIONS VOTED TO BE RAISED 
AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

hexd March 15, 1909 

For Memorial Day, 
Cemeteries, 
Teacher of Music, 
Teacher of Drawing, 
Schools, 

School Physicians, 
Muster Day, 

Cronin's Hill-Improving, 
Sewer Extension — Main and Elm 

streets $1,400 Ass' d '09, 
Repairs Highways and Bridges, 
New Bridges at Cow, Cronin's Hill 
and Strong's Mill, 
Hardening Coffey Road, 

Permanent Roads— Main and Elm sts. 1800 00 
Public Library, 325 00 

Tuition— Smith Academy, 500 00 

Poor, 800 00 

Lighting Public Streets, 1,200 00 

Tuition — Indust. School, Northampton 400 00 
Purchasing Fire Apparatus, 300 00 

Town Water Rates, 500 00 

Interest, 400 00 

Salaries - Town Officers, 1,4.00 00 

Bonds, " " 50 00 

Memorial Building, 150 00 



$75 00 


100 00 


150 00 


150 00 


5,100 00 


100 00 


75 00 


100 00 


700 00 


1,500 00 


500 00 


300 00 



29 



Town Debt— Note— Depot Road, $1,000 00 
Contingencies, 800 00 

Sewer North Main Street, 350 00 



JOHN C. RYAN, 

C. EDWARD WARNER 

THOS. J. RYAN. 



$18,825 00 
") Selectme?i 

•f 

Hatfield 



' X ° 
J Ha 



I have examined the books of the Selectmen of the town 
of Hatfield, and have found them correct. 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor 
Hatfield, March 7, 1910. 



LIST OF JURORS SUBMITTED BY THE SELECTMEN 
OF THE TOWN OF HATFIELD, 1910. 



Name 

Michael P. Kiley, 
Thomas W. Ryan, 
Charles S. Shattnck, 
Charles W. Wade, 
Thaddeus Graves, Jr., 
Edward A. Ryan, 
John W. Kiley, 
Paul Balise, 
G. Raymond Billings, 
Eugene Jubenville, 
Thomes M. O'Dea, 
Archie P. Graves, 
Edson S. Crafts, 
Joseph S. Newman, 
John L. Sheehan, 
Larkin M. Proulx, 
John E. Porter, 



Occupation 

Farmer 

Clerk 

Manufacturer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Lathe Manufacturer 



30 



Thomas P. Fitzgerald, Farmer 

Matthew J. Ryan, Merchant 

George A. Chandler, Farmer 

Gilbert E. Morton, Farmer 

Edward N. Dickinson, Farmer 

John J. Betsold, Farmer 

William E. Boyle, Farmer 

Joseph. E Stoddard, Farmer 



Treasurer's Report 



L. H, Kingsley, Treasurer, in account with the 
Toivn of Hatfield. 

DR. 

To balance in Treasurer, $ 1540 41 

To cash received from A. L. Strong, collector 1908, 4864 34 
E. L. Graves, coll. 1909, 18,137 54 

2900 00 

40 84 

2 00 

1 00 

5 00 

140 50 

118 22 

9 00 

30 

318 24 

968 53 

236 62 

97 00 

4 65 

30 00 

50 50 

462 96 



Treas. Water Commissions, 

District Court, fines and fees, 

Pool license, 

Auctioneer's license, 

Slaughter licenses, 

Refunding of dog fund, 

Sale of tile, 

Rent of Town Hall, 

M. H. Bowman, supplies sold, 

State, Corporation Tax; 

National Bank Tax, 

Street Railway Tax, 

State Aid, 

Support of sick paupers, 

Inspection of animals, 

City of Boston, tuition, 

Supt. of Schools, 

Income Mass. school fund 736 68 

Mass. Highway Com. 6,452 31 
Estate Frank Dembroski, 50 00 

Estate William Matras, 92 00 



32 



To cash received from City of Northampton, tuition, $191 91 




Sale of lumber, 


3 50 




Sale of cement, 


80 




John Petzen, cemetery plot, 


50 




James Porter, 


50 




Reuben F.Wells, sidewalk assm't 43 37 




M. F. Sampson, 


10 94 




J. H. Howard, 


96 90 




Cordelia Hubbard, 


16 40 




Edward A. Ryan, " 


30 95 




John McHugh, Jr., 


48 15 




Levi L. Pease, sewer 


33 00 




John McHugh, 


33 00 




Joseph Goclowsky, 


33 00 




J. H. Howard, 


33 00 




Malcolm Crawford, 


33 00 




First Parish, 


33 00 




Smith Academy, 


33 00 




F. PI. Bardwell, 


33 00 




John T. Powers, 


33 00 




Emma A. Waite, 


33 00 




Emma E. Breor, 


33 00 




John F. Day, 


33 00 




David Billings, 


33 00 




H. L. Howard. 


33 00 




D.W.Wells. 


33 00 




James L. Day, 


33 00 




J. E. Porter, work & 


41 25 




Sam'l F. Billings, 


33 00 




John T. Burke, 


33 00 




Elizabeth H. Abbott," 


33 00 




C. L. Warner, 


33 00 




38,403 81 



33 

TO CASH REC'D FROM TEMPORARY LOANS 

Jose, Parker & Co., 6 mos. Note, $6,894 47 

Northampton Ins. for Savings, 4 mos Note 7,000 00 

6 " " 3,000 00 
Demand Note, 150 00 17,044 47 





$55,448 28 


To cash received from Estate Charlotte G. Wilkie, 


$1,333 82 




$56,782 10 


CR. 




By cash paid Selectmen's orders, 


$26,518 08 


Interest on Water Bonds 


2,000 00 


District Court fees and expenses, 


81 36 


Interest on temporary loans, 


329 69 


Interest on outstanding loans, 


53 33 


County Tax, 


2,463 96 


State Tax, 


2,038 70 


Treas. Sinking- Fund, 


861 67 


Balance in Treasury, 


1,101 49 




$35,448 28 



BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY AND OUTSTANDING 

LOANS. 

Jose, Parker & Co., Depot Road Note, $1,000 00 
Northampton Inst, for Savings, note, 2,000 00 

Jose, Parker & Co., 6 mos. note,_ 7,000 00 

Northampton Inst for Savings, 6 mos note 3,000 00 

" " " 4 " " 7,000 00 20,000 00 



$55,448 28 
By cash deposited Bank, Charlotte G. Wilkie fund, 1,333 82 

$56,782 10 



34 

IN ACCOUNT WITH A. L. STRONG, COLLECTOR. 
1908 TAXES. 

DR. 

To Cash received, $4,864 34 

To Assessors Orders of Abatements, 113 74 

$4,978 08 



By Uncollected Taxes, 
By Interest on Taxes 


CR. 


$4,938 31 

39 77 



4,978 08 

IN ACCOUNT WITH E. L. GRAVES, COLLECTOR 
1909 TAXES 



DR. 



CR, 



To cash received, 

Uncollected Taxes, 
Discount on Taxes, 



By Assessors Warrant, 
Addition to Warrant, 
Interest collected, 



WATER SINKING FUND 

DR. 

To 30 years 4 per cent Water Bonds, $50,000 00 

CR. 

By Sinking Fund, $14,735 22 



$18,137 


54 






4,334 


95 






327 


98 










22,800 


47 






$22,307 


47 






442 


53 






50 47 










-22.800 


47 



35 

SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

Northampton Inst for Savings, note $3,000 00 

Water Sinking Fund, note 927 52 

Demand Note, 150 00 

Depot Road Note— due from taxes 1910, $1,000 00 



5,077 52 

CR. 

By uncollected taxes, 
Due from State Aid, 

State, Inspection of animals, 

City of Northampton, tuition, 
' ' Sidewalk Assessments, 

Sewer Assessments, 

Sale of tile, 
Balance in Treasury, 

Balance in favor of the town, 

L. H. KINGSLEY, Treasurer 

I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer 
of the Town of Hatfield, and have found them correct, with 
Selectmen's orders on file for all payments made; — with can- 
celled Notes and receipts for State and County taxes and 
interest paid. I find a balance in the Treasury of Eleven 
hundred and one and 49-100 dollars. ($1,101.49). 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor. 
Hatfield, March 7th, 1910. 



$4,334 95 






72 


00 






32 


00 






168 


00 






770 


66 






330 


00 






76 


02 






1,101 


49 










6,885 


12 










$1,807 


60 



Water Commissioners' Report. 



The following is respectfully submitted as the fourteenth 
annual report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

w We have received the past year as follows : — 

Balance of cash from last year's account $ 915 00 
Cash from collection of water rates 4,053 57 

Connections with main pipe 54 00 

Advance of C. L. Warner on construction 257 82 



We have paid the past year as follows : — 

Town of Hatfield, water rates 

Norwood Engineering- Co., hydrants, valves, etc, 

Chas. Miller & Son Co., lead 

iron pipe, 4 inch 
M.J. Ryan, laying- pipe and expenses 
Damage to wheels on highway, 
W. H. Riley & Co., jute and 1 in. iron pipe 

supplies to supt. 
LaFleur Bros., paint for hydrants 
Boston & Maine Railroad, freight 
R. D. Graves, labor 
Northampton Water Works, specials 
C. L. Warner, advance on construction 
Charles W. Wade, collection of water rates 

labor and cash paid 
Balance, cash on hand 



$5,280 39 


$2900 


00 


171 


95 


83 


98 


899 


67 


479 


58 


19 


35 


84 


90 


52 


98 


5 


40 


1 


40 


2 


92 


6 


21 


261 


17 


121 


60 


141 


56 


47 


72 


$5280 39 



37 

There are now 326 connections with private property, 90 
hydrants for fire protection, 5 water tanks, water in 5 school 
houses and in Memorial Hall. 

There has been laid the past year 3641 feet of 4 inch cast 
iron water main on fthe Plain and at Bradstreet with three 
hydrants at a cost of $1608.16, and about 800 feet of 1 inch 
galvanized iron pipe to the house of John Steel at a cost of 
$74.48 

CHARLES L. WARNER 1 

I Hatfield 

DANIEL W. WELLS J, Water 

M. T. PROULX I Commissioners 

j 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
treasurer of the Water Commissioners of the- Town of Hat- 
field and have found them correct with vouchers on file 
for all payments made. 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor, 
Hatfield, Mass., March 2, 1910. 



Town Clerk's Report, 



The Vital Statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1909, are as follows :— 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS 



January 

February 

March 

April 

June 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

Total 



No. 


Males 


Females 


4 





4 


9 


2 


7 


5 


3 


3 


7 


2 


6 


7 


6 


1 


5 


1 


4 


4 


4 





3 


2 


1 


5 


5 





7 


5 


2 



64 



30 



34 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS 



Born in Canada 

United States 
Poland 
Germany 
Hungary 



Father 


Mother 


1 


1 


16 


• 18 


42 


42 


3 


1 


2 


2 



64 



64 



39 

BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS 
1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 



52 64 68 67 92 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS 

No. 

January 4 

February 5 

April 1 

May 2 

June 6 

August 2 

September 5 

October 1 

November 5 

December 1 

33 

First marriage of both parties 32 

Second marriage of groom, first of bride 1 

The oldest and youngest grooms were thiry-five and 
twenty-one years of age respectively. 

The oldest and youngest brides were thirty-one and six- 
teen years of age respectively. 

BIRTHPLACE OF PEOPLE MARRIED 



Born in United States 
Poland 
Hungary 
Canada 



Groom 


Bride 


18 


18 


12 


12 


2 


2 


1 


1 



33 33 



40 



MARRIAGES FOR FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS 
1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 



17 



30 32 33 

DEATHS BY MONTHS 



21 



January 

February 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



SF6. 


Males 


Females 


2 





2 


2 


2 


2 


3 





3 


2 


1 


1 


4 


3 


1 


3 


1 


2 


4 


1 


3 


3 


2 


1 


1 


1 





1 








4 


1 


3 



31 



13 



18 







No. 


Males 


Females 


1 year 


of age 


10 


5 


5 


:n 1 and 5 years 











5 


10 


1 





1 


10 


20 











20 


30 











30 


40 


4 


1 


3 


40 


50 











50 


60 


4 


2 


2 


60 


70 


7 


2 


5 


70 


80 


2 


2 





80 


90 


3 


1 


2 



31 13 

Age of oldest person deceased (female) 88 years 



18 



4i : 

CAUSES OF DEATH 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the 
State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES 

Malarial Fever, 1 

Cholera-Infantum, 3 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES 

Cancer, 3 

Tuberculosis, 2 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES 

Infantile debility, 1 

Premature birth, 2 

Still born, 2 

LOCAL DISEASES. 

Hypertrophied Prostrate, 1 

Apoplexy, 3 

Nephritis, 2 

Pneumonia, 4 

Heart Disease, 1 

Uraemia, 1 

Appendicitis, 1 

Brights Disease, 1 

Hemorrhage, 1 

VIOLENT DEATHS. 

Suicide, 1 

Found dead, 1 



31 



42 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



Hannah A. B. Wells, 
Martin Lyons, 
Bridget Nolan, 
Zigmont Maxinoski, 
Edward B. Dickinson, 
John F. Kiefy, 
Robert McEwen Woods. 
Sarah M. Field, 
Mary Abromzick, 
Frank Kalos, 
Annie Kulek, 
Deforest E. Shattuck, 
Julia Ann Fitch, 
Nellie Karakula, 



Jennie M. Barton, 
Margaret Karakula, 
.Charles W. Marsh. 
Julia A. Brainerd, 
John M. Smith, 
John Petsen, 
Anna Casten, 
Emma E. Billings, 
Katherine Ryan, 
Rose Donis, 
Sarah E. Sanderson, 
John S. Carl, 
John E. Waite, 
George L. Marsh. 



DOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during the year ending No- 
vember 30, 1909, with the receipts and settlements of the ac- 
count with the County Treasurer, is as follows: — 

90 male dogs at $2.00 each, $ 180 00 

4 female dogs at $5.00 each, . 20 00 



$ 200 00 
Less fees, 94 dogs at 20 cents each, 18 80 

Paid to County Treasurer, $ 181 20 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. H. KINGSLEY, 



Town Clerk. 



Assessors' Report 



Value of assessed personal estate, $ 213,639 00 
real estate, 1,113,203 00 



Total value of assessed estate, $1,326,842 00 

Value of assessed buildings, $ 626,772 00 

land, 486,431 00 



$1,113,203 00 

No. of male polls assesed, 539 

residents assessed on property, 317 

All others, (Corporations, etc.) 34 



No. of non-residents assessed on property, 55 

All others, 27 



351 



82 



No. of persons assessed on property, 433 

For poll tax only, 287 



720 

Rate of total tax per $1,000, $16 00 

No. of horses assessed, (4 mules) 450 

" cows, 288 

neat cattle, 73 

swine, 14 

" fowl, 641 



44 



No. of dwelling houses, 




340 


acres of land, 




9,260 


State Tax 


$ 2,038.70 




County 'Tax 


2,463.96 




Town Tax 


17,525.00 




Overlay ings 


279.81 








$22,307 47 


Estimated bank and cor. tax 




1,300 00 



Conn. Val. St. Ry. Co., excise tax 301 32 

Value of property exempt from taxation, Chap. 12, Sec. 
5, Revised Laws. 

Literary institutions, $70,860 00 

Church property, 27,000 00 

$97,860 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. H. BELDEN, ] Assessors 
EDSON W. STRONG, V of 
L. H. KINGSLEY, Hatfield 



Report of the Sinking: Fund 
Commissioners. 



We have the following amounts deposited to the credit 
of the sinking fund : 



Florence Savings Bank 


$ 945 84 


Nonotuck " 


1029 12 


Haydenville Savings Bank 


420 66 


Easthatnpton 


457 37 


Hampden 


1000 00 


Northampton Institution for 




Savings 


954 71 


N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co.'s 




Notes 


2000 00 


N.Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co.'s 




Bonds 


2000 00 


Boston & Maine R. R. Co. Bonds 


3000 00 


Town of Hatfield Water 


2000 00 


" " " " Note 


927 52 




$14,735 22 



M.J. RYAN \ Sinking Fund 
E. S. WARNER ) Commis ™ ners 



I have examined the accounts of the Sinking Fund Com- 
missioners of the town of Hatfield and find in their possession 
securities amounting to fourteen thousand, seven hundred and 
hirty-five and 22—100 ($14,735.22) dollars. 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor, 
Hatfield, Mass., March 3, 1910, 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



TOWN OF HATFIELD 



MASSACHUSETTS 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March 1, 1910 



49 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Lawrence A. Powers, Chairman, 1909 

Thaddeus Graves, Jr., Sec, 1911 
John J. Betsold, 1910 

M. H. Bowman, Superintendent 



Truant Officers 

S. W. Kingsley and A. L. Strong- 
Authorized to sign Certificates for children between the 
ages of 14 and 16. 

M. H. Bowman. 



School Census September J, 1909 

No. of boys between the ages of 5 and 15, 130 

No. of girls " " 5 and 15, 120 



Total, 250 

No. of boys between the ages of 7 and 14, 8 

No. of girls 7 and 14, 96 



Total, 180 

No. of male illiterate minors over 14 years of age, none. 
No of female illiterate minors over 14 years of age, none. 



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Report of School Committee 



During- the past year many repairs were made on the 
several school buildings. 

At the Center School new set bowls were put in two of the 
rooms which have proved very satisfactory. 

A cement floor was laid in basement of Hill School which 
for many years has been greatly needed. 

At Bradstreet a new floor was laid and new seats put in. 
These add greatly to the appearance of the room. 

In one of the rooms the desks, which were in a badly 
defaced condition, were planed and gone over with a hard 
finish giving them the appearance of new. 

Each building has been supplied with a coal sifter. These 
have saved the fuel to quite an extent. 

The walls of all the rooms have been gone over. No- 
dusto has been applied to all the floors. All the buildings 
have been thoroughly cleaned at the beginning of each term 
so we feel that the buildings have been kept in as nearly a 
sanitary condition as possible. 

These and many other minor repairs show to some extent 
what has been done. 

We feel that as far as possible schools that are not. at 
present connected with the sewer should be in the near future. 
Our outbuildings, which are usually in very bad condition, 
could then be done away with and sanitary conditions much 
improved. 

L. A. POWERS, Chairman, 



54 
• SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

RESOURCES 



Town appropriation, 

Dog fund, 

Income Mass. School Fund, 

State Supt., 

City of Northampton, tuition, 

City of Boston, tuition, 



Orders drawn on treasury, 



$ 5400 00 




140 50 




736 68 




462 96 




168 00 




50 50 






$6958 64 




$6888 59 



Superintendent's Report. 



To the School Committee of Hatfield : 

I hereby submit for your consideration my fifth annual 
report of the schools of Hatfield ending Dec. 31, 1909. It 
also contains the usual appended reports and statistics. 

With the passing of the calendar year another school 
year has been completed. The weeks have not been charac- 
terized by any great changes ; yet the rythmic beat of daily 
work has been perceptable throughout the entire period. It 
is a source of no small gratification that only one change was 
necessitated in the teaching force. The resignation of Miss 
Breor, after years of very efficient and sucessful service, was 
a distinct loss to the corps of teachers and also to the town. 
Miss Barton, who at the commencement of the fall term as- 
sumed charge of the Hill primary school, came to her work 
finely trained and with a long successful experience. The 
return, year after year, of well trained teachers to their schools 
in this town, when they could have secured desirable positions 
elsewhere, argues well for the town and its schools. It may 
be added, with commendable modesty, that the salary paid is 
a large factor. The policy to pay a good teacher a fair wage 
and not hesitating to increase her salary a dollar or two per 
week, when she has shown ability and fidelity to her work, 
has been repaid in the golden coin of greater school efficiency. 

That the year has passed without any serious or wide- 
spread illness among the children is a source of thankfulness. 
Doubtless much credit is due the school committee who have 
earnestly endeavored to keep the school buildings in a proper 
condition and the school physicians that have carefully 
watched over the children and encouraged the best sanitary 



56 

living. Yet for several years it has appeared to the superin- 
tendent that some changes ought to be made in and about 
the various school buildings that would contribute largely to 
the health and comfort of the children. The installing of 
town water and set bowls at the Center school building last 
fall has proved both servicable and healthful. However, two 
other things ought to be done at this building, namely, the 
removal of the outbuildings and the construction of closets 
inside of the building and connecting them with the sewer. 
While sanitary conditions in the other school buildings are 
far from perfection and ought to be improved at an early date 
yet it might be desirable to delay action another year, except 
at the Hill school where slight changes ought to be made at 
once. 

The moral education involved in sanitary school surround- 
ings is immeasurable. They may inculcate principles of 
neatness and fitness or they may leave impressions that 
only eternity can efface. 

The heating of the various school buildings involves care 
as well cost. After considerable observation we think that 
both furnaces in the Hill building and two in the Center 
building ought to be relocated and ventilating shafts built from 
the floor of the school rooms to the attic. By doing this, fuel 
could be saved, ventilation secured, and only pure air ad- 
mitted to the school room. At present much of the air is 
taken from the basement. Comment is unnecessary. The 
best ventilated school building in town is the West. While 
the position of the furnace and ventilating stack appear a 
little cumbersome yet .the principle of ventilation is correct 
and good results are secured. 

In closing I desire to express my appreciation of the 
faithful work of the teachers, the cordial attitude of the citi- 
zens, and the continued confidence and support of the 
school committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MORTIMER H. BOWMAN, 

Superintendent of Schools, 



Report of School Physician 



V\> the School Committee of Hatfield \ Mass., 

Your School Physicians have in earlier reports drawn 
attention to importance of physical examination which aims 
to discover defects and physical conditions^ as distinguished 

from detection of communicable disease. 

Now, in illustration we would state that in the matter of 
chronic throat troubles, i worth watching but not all requiring 
individual reports to parents), about one-quarter of the chil- 
dren in Ilatlield Public schools suffer from enlarged tonsils. 

Such pupils are more susceptible to exposure and disease. 

By examination and advice we hope to increase health 
and vitality of all of the pupils. There is a noticeable im- 
provement ^i general conditions this school-year. 

Some trouble has been experienced from impetigo, a con- 
tagious skin-disease, but at the present time, the schools are 
free from it. Pediculosis and scabies made their appearance 
and are being cared for with some trouble, as it seems impos- 
sible to obtain the co-operation of parents in some cases ; thus 
keeping a focus of infection present. 

At this time we think it advisable, to call attention to the 
sanitary condition of the schools and ask that all schools be 
connected with sewers. 

CIIAS. A. BYRNE 
A. J. BONNEVILLE 
Feb. 10th, 1910. 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools: — 

The work in music has been conducted along the same 
lines as formerly. 

In the first grades, the work is chiefly with scale tones. 
The pupil should gain the ability to recognize the relativity of 
the tones and to sing the same independently and correctly. 
Songs are taught mostly by rote. The pupils become 
acquainted with the staff, the names of the lines and spaces 
and learn to read simple exercises. 

The intermediate grades are taught to sing two-part songs 
with some attempt at artistic rendering. They become more 
efficient in the singing of scale tones and are taught in advance 
to sing and recognize the finer chromatic tones. More com- 
plicated drill in tone principles is pursued. 

We try to have the upper grades sing appreciatively three- 
part songs. This individual work includes the singing of both 
scale tones and chromatic tones, a thorough knowledge of 
major and minor scales in all keys and a complete drill in 
tone principles. 

This in brief is what we are working to attain. The suc- 
cess of our work depends on the co-operation of the grade 
teachers in their patient daily work with the individual pupils. 
The supervisor wishes here to extend to them her appreciation 
of their persevering efforts. 

The training of the child in music is many sided: — 

First, it requires concentration of thought, discipline of 
mind to gain a mastery of musical language, its sounds and 
symbols to sing accurately and appreciatively songs and 
exercises at sight. It requires quick calculation on the part 



59 

of the pupils to think in tones for these tones must be related 
to each other in accurate sequence and must be sung" in a cer- 
tain indicated time. 

Secondly, the individual learns to be self-reliant and to 
lose that self-concious feeling when he is required from the 
very beginning to sing alone. This is not considered by the 
children to be a strange performance nor at all extraordinary 
but it is the expected requirement. 

Thirdly, the child gains an appreciation of good music 
and learns to recognize beauty in melody and rythme. He 
unconsiously falls into the spirit of music and enjoys being 
able to read at sight and to interpret to some degree songs on 
first acquaintance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLOTTE WOODS, 

Supervisor of Music, 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing 



Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superinte?ident of Schools ; 

In presenting the subject of drawing, I have aimed to 
culivate in the student an appreciation of the beauty of order. 

The work in all the schools is in advance of what it was 
last year and many of the schools are doing all that is possible 
toward laying a foundation for acquiring knowledge in draw- 
ing, — free-hand, mechanical and design. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LUCILE GRAVESTEIN, Supervisor of Drawi?ig 

Northampton, Feb. 4, 1910. 



SCHOOL CALENDAR 



April 


4, 


1910 


Schools open 




19, 


i ( 


Patriots' Day, holiday 


May 


27, 


< < 


Patriotic exercises 




30, 


< < 


Memorial Day, holiday 


June 


17, 


< < 


Schools close 


Sept. 


7, 


t < 


Schools open 


Nov. 


23-27, " 


Thanksgiving recess 


Dec. 


16, 


1 1 


Schools close 


Jan. 


2, 


1911 


Schools open 


Feb. 


21,' 


( i 


Patriotic exercises 




22, 


i < 


Washington's Birthday, holiday 


Mar. 


17, 


< < 


Schools close 


April 


o 

*>> 


i i 


Schools open 




19, 


i i 


Patriots' Day, holiday 


May 


29, 


i i 


Patriotic exercises 




30, 


i < 


Memorial Day, holiday 


June 


16, 


t ( 


Schools close 



RESIGNATIONS 
Hill primary, Mary E. Breor, resigned 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF THE 




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y 



TOWN OF HATFIELD 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March 1, 19 1 \ 



Articles in the Warrant for Town Meeting, 
March 20, 1911. 



Article 1 — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2 — To choose all necessary town officers for the 
ensuing; year: — Town Clerk; three Selectmen; one Assessor 
for three years; Town Treasurer; one School Committee for 3 
years; one Water Commissioner for 3 years; one Sinking Fund 
Commissoner for 3 years; one Trustee for Public Library for 
3 years; Auditor; Tree Warden; Elector under the will of 
Oliver Smith; Tax Collector; six Constables; and to vote on 
the question — -Yes" or 'No" — Shall Licenses be granted for 
the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town? All the forego- 
ing' to be voted for on one ballot. 

Article 3 — To hear the reports of the various town officers 
and act thereon. 

Article 4 — To receive and pass on town accounts. 

Article 5 -To take action in relation to maintenance and 
repairs of highways and bridges the ensuing year, 

ArticleG — To take action in. relation to raising money 
and appropriating same to defray the necessary expenses of 
the town for the ensuing vear. 

Article 7— To see what action the town will take in. rela- 
tion .to. .the prompt. pay;in en £• of -taxe& tjje-, ensuing.- year, .-. 



Article 8 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for Memorial Day. 

Article — To take action in relation to the support of the 
poor for the ensuing year, and raise and appropriate money 
for the same. 

Article 10 -To revise and accept the list of Jurors re- 
ported by the Selectmen. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for the care of cemeteries for the ensuing year. 

Article 12 — To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
music in the public schools for the ensuing year, and raise 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will employ a teacher of 
drawing in the public schools for the ensuing year, and raise 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 14- To see is the town will raise and appropriate 
money for the Public Library for the ensuing year. 

. . ... Article 15— To see if. the town will raise and appropriate 
money for the payment of tuitions of Hatfield children in 
Smith Academy, who are of suitable age and attainments to 
attend High School. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
money for Fireman's Muster. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will authorize the Treas- 
urer, with the approval of the Selectmen, or a majority thereof, 
to borrow, during the current municipal year, beginning March 
1st, 1911, in anticipation of the taxes for said municipal -year, 
such sums of money as may be necessary for the current ex- 
penses of the town, giving the notes of the town therefor, pay- 
able within one year from the dates thereof. 

Article 18 — -To see if the town. will, raise- and approprate 
money for the employment of one or more School Physicians. 



in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 502, Acts of 
1906. 

Article 19— To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money for the payment of tuitions of Hatfield 
children attending- the Industrial School at Northampton. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money for purchasing any supplies or apparatus 
needed by the Fire Department. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to build a per- 
manent road of stone or other material, on Prospect Street, 
from Mill Bridge South to top of Kingsly's Hill, and raise 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 22— To see if the town will authorize the Select- 
men to contract with the Massachusetts Highway Commission, 
according to the provisions of Section 1.0, Chapter 47, R, L., 
to construct a section of State Highway to be built in Hatfield 
this year. 

Article 23.— To see if the town will authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, or a majority 
thereof, to borrow a sum of money, not exceeding $7,000, to 
construct said highway; said loan to be paid out of the money 
paid the town by the State Highway Commission for con- 
structing said highway. 

Article 24 — To see if the will vote to accept and repair 
as a sewer, the surface drain running into Mill River near 
Frank Malinowski's house on Prospect Street, and raise and 
appropriate money for same. 

Article 25— To see if the town will repair and harden the 
road this side of Bradstreet, from the Causeway bridge, south 
to the old guide board, and raise and appropriate money for 
the same. 

Article 26 — To see if the town will hear the report of the 
Committee on By-Laws, and act thereon. 



Article 27 — To see if the town will vote to extend its 
Water System at North Hatfield, from L. S. Crafts' corner 
West to house of F. T. Bardwell, and South to house of the 
late Morris Fitzgibbons, and raise and appropriate money for 
the same. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will vote to install any 
more electric lights on any streets in any part of the town, 
and raise and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 29 — -To see if the town will vote to repair side- 
walks in any part of the town, and raise and appropriate 
money for the same. 

Article 30 — To see if the town will vote to build a gravel 
walk on the South side of Chestnut Street, West from the 
residence of F. G. Vollinger's to the first bridge, and raise 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 31 — To see if the town will vote to extend its 
Sewer System on Elm Street, Southwesterly 1500 feet, and 
raise and appropriate money for the same. 

Article 32— To see if the town will vote to extend its 
Sewer System on Main Street, South, from opposite George 
Saffers' 500 feet to' residence of H. E. Bardwell, and raise and 
appropriate money for the same. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will vote to run and estab- 
lish the lines on both sides of the highway on South Street, 
from residence of A. W. Morton — South to brow of Indian 
Hollow Hill. 

Article 34 — To see if the the town will have a Commission 
appointed to investigate and ask for a reduction of the Insur- 
ance Rates in the Town of Hatfield. 

Article 35— To see if the town will vote to build a Macadam 
Road from a point near residence of D. W. Wells to C. S. 
Shattuck's, and same to be paid for in installments of $1000 
each. 



Selectmen's Report 



To the Citizens of Hatfield, Mass.: 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with the requirements of 
the Public Statutes of Massachusetts, the following report for 
the year ending March 1st, 1911, is respectfully submitted. 

Chapter 4l2, Acts of 1910, Section 1.— -No city or town, 
and no department . of official of any city or town in this 
Commonwealth, shall publish in any annual or other report 
for general distribution to the public, or to the citizens of any 
city or town, the names of any persons assisted in any way 
by the poor department of any city or town, or the names of 
any persons receiving aid under the provisions of chapter 
seventy -nine of the Revised Laws, and acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto, residing in such city or town. 

STATE AID. 
Paid to three persons $76 00 

POOR EXPENDITURES. 

City of Worcester $ 28 57 

City or Chicopee 46 00 

City of Northampton 148 75 

H. D. Smith, coal 11 75 

C. N. Clarke, rent 12 00 

Aid 5 00 



Chas. A. Byrne, med. attend, and fumigaling 

A. J. Bonneville, " 

H. A. Suitor, " .. " . " 

Board 

M.J. Ryan, supplies 

Edward Proulx, rent . . .. , , 

F. T. O'Brien, hack 

K. W. Brown, med. attend. 

M.J. LaporteCo., ambulance 

P., Ahearn & Co., burial of poor 

Expenses to Tweksbury " : - 



STREET LIGHTS. 



$187 


50 


20 00 


4 


50 


39 00 


204 83 


102 


00 


5 


00 


10 


00 


14 


00 


,40 


00 


.2 


75 



$881 65 



Amherst Gas Co.. 



$1,727 00 



SMITH ACADEMY. 
David Billings, Treasurer, tuition 



$1000 00 



CEMETERY APPROPRIATION. 
F. H. : Bardwell, Treasurer 



$100 00 



SMITH INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 



Tuition 



$335 00 



SEWERS -ELM AND SCHOOL STREETS, 



H. Shumway, 
John C. Ryan, 
Thomas J. Ryan. 
L. B. Waltz, 



team and labor 



$ 10 00 
4 00 

30 00 

31 00 



J. L. Sheehan. labor 

John Merrick. 

F. H. Sweatland, 

Eddie Kempiste, 

Tom Prosat, 

Martin Pole. 

Frank Kulpa. 

George Matula, 

Larry Waskiewicz, 

John Zean, 

Nicholas Kulson, 

Martin Karkut, 

John Pole. 

John Kuchyt, 

John Szeringer. 

B. & M. R. Co., freight on tile 

David W. Lewis Co.. tile 

Shumway & Riley, traps 

Chas. Millars Sons, iron pipe 

A. L. Smith, brick 

Norwood Eng. Co., catch basins 

E. E. Davis, surveving 



$29 


00 


22 


75' 


. 8 


75 


17 


75 


9 


00 


9 


75 


9 


00 


4 50 


2 


25 


16 


75 


11 


50 


11 


50 


5 


50 


i 


50 


6 


00 


165 


12 


218 


20 


o 


62 


19 


00 


8 


00 


18 


00 


16 


98 



$721 97 



WATER RATES. 
Hatfield Water Works, water 



£500 00 



INSURANCE. 



C. H. Pierce 
H. M. McCloud 



$13$ 75 

15 00 



$153 75 



10 



SIDEWALK— NORTH STREET 



John C. Ryan, 
H. Shumway, 
M. J. Proulx, 
Fred Carl, 
D. P. Sheehan, 
Thomas J. Ryan, 
L. B. Waltz, 
J. L. Sheehan, 
Ludwie Krahel, 
Eddie Kupozynski, 
John Osley, 



team and labor 



$ 24 00 


20 


00 


12 


00 


14 00 


11 


25 


15 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


8 


75 


7 


87 


8 


75 


$141 


62 



MUSTER DAY. 



F. G. Howard, chief 



$75 00 



CONTINGENCIES. 



E.X. Graves, stamped env., postage on reports $ 17 51 

Herald Job Print, printing town reports 109 80 

Hobbs & Warren, books— Assessors and Tax Coll. 18 23 

A. J. Bonneville, fumigating and retng. births 21 50 

Chas. A. Byrne, " 28 65 

H. A. Suitor, : ■"" ; : . 7 :."-' " 2 75 

Metcalf & Co., printing ballots and order books 21 00 

Hitneld Gas Co., gas Town Hall 15 18 

Scott Harris, care clock and mowing 25 00 

R. W. Lyman, copies of title changes 5 55 

Johnson's Bookstore, Collectors book 1 58 

C. T. Bagnell, tax bills 2 20 

T. M. Connor, law opinion 15 00 

E. S. Warner, meat inspector 165 00 

P. H. Chew, mortgage book 7 00 



11 



W, & L. E. Curley, "sealers supplies' f 
Pneumatic Stamp Co., 
Peler Gray & Son, 
Maiden Specialty Co., 
F. M. Crittenden, printing- 
Locksmith, keys 

L. H. Kingsley, copying valuation book 
Geo. P. O'Donnell, law opinion and contract 
L. L. Peas, land Little Meadow 
P. J. Whalen, trimming trees 

L. H. Kiugsley, indexing, births; marriages, deaths 
L. H. Kingsley, serving Seclectmen's Warrants . 
L. J. Pelissier, fish warden 
M. J. Proulx, service as Constable 
J. C. Ryan, preambulating town lines 
C. E. Warner, 

Arthur R. Breor, service Constable 
Geo. Eberlein, repairing hose wagon 
Fred Winsel, storing hose wagon, labor, constable . 
Geo. H. Newman, labor at fire 
H. A. Marsh, storing hose wagon 
T. M. Day, 

C. H. Crafts, use of horse 

Mullins Bros., '' " .:_. 

Whalen Bros., " 

J . McHugh, drying hose 

E.J. Day " " " " Z ■'■'" 

J.F.Day, " " " " r ^ 

Geo. A. Boyle, labor at fire 

A. H. Breor, - : ^ ^ 

Jos. F. Chandler, k ' tv.v.: -,; -. •■>' 

L. Deinlein, 

John J. Betsold, storing hose wagon 
John J. Betsold, use of horse, drying hose 



$13 05 


81 


4 10 


1 00 


6 50 


1 20 


26 00 


10 00 


175 00 


18 25 


50 30 


11 00 


10 00 


27 00 


4 00 


2 00 


2 00 


5 65 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


7 00 


5 50 


6 00 


7< .8 oo 


'4 00 


a 4 00 


i; 2 00 


. 2 00 


"J's 00 


V 3 00 


" 5 00 


5 00 



$901 41 



12 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Rogers Carriage Co., hose wagon 

G. C. Fisk, hose, etc., 

B. & M. R. R. Co., freight 



$128 00 

145 00 

11 41 

$284 41 



•ORDINARY REPAIRS— HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 



H. Shumway, 
F. T: Bardwell, 
J. S. Newman, 
Alfred E. Breor, 

D. P. Sheehan, 
H. D. Smith, 
H. E. Bardwell, 
John C. Ryan, 
P. T. Boyle, 
M.J. Proulx, 
Archie P. Graves, 
Ernest Godin, 

E. A. Ryan, 

Geo. M. Donelsou, 
C. H. Crafts, 
Fred Carl, 
J as. L. Boyle, 
J. W. Kiley, 
A. W. Houghton, 
Ed. N, Dickinson, 
Thos. J. Ryan, 
L. B. Waltz, 
J. L. Sheehan, 
Joseph Raboin, 
Michael Superba, 
Lewis J. Casten, 

F. H. Sweatland, 



team and labor 



labor 



$305 73 
32 50 
45 25 
8 00 
51 00 
45 00 
29 0<> 
104 25 
13 00 
34 00 

7 25 
32 00 

19 25 
4 00 
4 00 
4 00 
4 00 

8 00 
4 00 
8 19 

288 26 

97 37 

73 65 

21 00 

3 00 

7 50 

20 06 



13 



John Merrick, labor 

Frank Pole, 

Eddie Kempiste, 

Ludwik Krahel, 

John Fnsek, 

George Matula, 

Lncas Noreska, 

Geo- A. Chandler, 

Eddie Knpozynski, 

John Osley, 

John Waskiecz, 

John Pessen, 

John Zarenski, 

Nicholas Kulson,* 

John Zean, 

F. G. Vollinger, 

Stan Becker, 

Tom Prosat, 

Michael Blaske, 

John Karen. Jr., 

Peter Brainerd, 

John Monahan, 

Sebastian Gonchas, 

Alex Czelotka, sand 

J. S. Newman, stone 

F. H. Bardwell, team, snow path 

D. W. Wells, 

A. H. Marsh, 

Metal Culvert Co.. culverts 

W. H. Riley & Co., repairs S. Roller 

J. A. Sullivan, supplies and cement 

Foster. Bros., supplies 

L. II. Kingsley, sand 

John Karen, 

George Eberlein, repairs 

Wm. R. Cutter, posts and wood 

C. Lewis & Co., steel rods 



$21 


54 


2 


00 


18 


38 


14 


87 


17 


50 


n 
k 


87 


4 


50 


7 


50 


7 


00 


1 


75 


1 


75 


3 


50 


7 


00 


■4 


50 


4 


50 


2 


00 


3 


00 


4 


50 


3 


37 


9 


00 


5 


25 


1 


50 


1° 


•87 


' 3 


50 


2 


50 


8 


25 


■ 2 


90 


4 


60 


117 04 


1 


85 


44 


39 


17 


82 


13 


05 


70 


05 


17 


16 


29 


40 


i 67 



14 



A. L. Strong, lumber 

B. & M. R. R. Co., freight 
H. D. Smith, supplies 
John Stoddard, stone 

II . E. Bard well, roofing 

Wm. P. Boyle, painting 

Buffalo Steam Roller Co., repairs 

Merrick Lumber Co., lumber 

P. F. O'Leary, road signs 

M.J. Ryan, supplies 

F. H. Bardwell, lumber 

J as. L. Day, horse 

Edgar H. Field, labor 



124 


97 


2 


20 


18 


26 


5 00 


3 


00 


13 


90 


3 


00 


101 


93 


6 


75 


26 


17 


12 


00 


1 


00 


5 


55 


$2,097 


93 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



John C. Ryan, service as Selectman, 1909* $150 00 

Thos. J. Ryan, " " 1909 7.5 00 

C. Edward Warner, " " 1909 75 00 

Daniel W. Wells, Water Commissioner 10 00 

M. J Proulx, " " " . 10 00 

Chas. L. Warner, " . .. , 10 00 

M. T- Proulx Constable _ 17 50 

FredWinsel, " " 2 00 

S. W. Kingsley, police duty 28 50 

Chas. JK. Morton, service as Elector and Auditor 20 00 

Thaddeus Graves, Jr., service as. Ballot Clerk 2 00 

Archie P. Graves, ":...": " 4 00 
T; Mullany, " " " ...;. , 2 00 

P- R; Mullany, " " •" . . • .... ;;; 2 00 

Scott Harris, '\ :; 2 00 

Lark in M. Proulx, '' " ," , . ; . 2 00^ 

Edson W. Strong, Assessor 86.-2^ 

Wm. H. Belding, " " J . ';'.. , . • .; '...' aiO- 00 

L. H. Kingsley, " '* "l28 75 



15 



R. W. Webber, " Registrar of Voters 

Thos. W. Ryan, 

Saml. F. Billings> 

L. H. Kingsley, Town Clerk, Clerk Bd. Selectmen 

L. H, Kingsley, Town Treasurer 

John J" Betsold, service School Committee 

Arthur R. Breor, 

Thaddeus Graves, Jr., 

K. L. Graves, " Tax Collector, 1909 



$8 00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


l 300 


00 


200 00 


25 


00 


15 


00 


20 


00 


200 


00 


#1,521 


00 



MEMORIAL DAY, 



Chas. K. Morton 



.$75 .00 



STATU ROAD, 



Kiely & Gleason, bridge contract, 

H. Shumway, team, and labor 

Geo. M. Donelson, 

Geo. M. Donelson, ...sand- 

H. R. Holdeu, 

Jos. S. Newman, 

John C. Ryan, 

H. D. Smith, ...'.' ,,. 

Frank Kosinkoski, 

F. T. Bardwell, ■-,• '; ,-:;,".; :■" 

P. J. Donovan, 

Steve Vochula, 

D: P. 'Sheehan, " ■-, ....... ...... 

J.'W. Kiley' 

J. M. Strong, " . : :j , '• . . '/..': 

Thos. J. Ryan, labor j_ t -. .... 

Joseph Ryan, 
J. L. Sheehan, 



*3,396 
381 


87- 
20 


. *' 285- 


20 


7 - ; 85 


00. 


' • iaa 


.20- 


221 


20 


..286. 


20 


12. 
..14 


00 
00 


,38. 


00- 


-.. 46 


.00 


. 61. 00 

"." '-iQ.oa 

... 22 00 
77 '#"4 .00 


* -r "52 


V 


"'' 234 


13 



L6 



L. B. Waltz, 
Lewis J. Casten, 
Frank J. Casten, 
Chas. J. Casten, 
Ludwik Krahel, 
F. H". Sweatland, 
Joseph Raboin. 
John Fusek, 
John Merrick, 
Eddie Kempiste, 
Michael Koycht, 
John Stokoski, 
John Seddak, 
Steve Omasta, 
Stan Zudoski, 
John Osley, 
Joseph Welsh. 
Ed. Kupozynski. 
John Sdanviwsyc, 
F. L. Betsold, 



labor 



and lumber 



John S. Lane & Son, crushed Stone 
Mass. Broken Stone Co., crushed stone 
B. & M. R. R. Co., freight on stone 
■W; A. Clark Coal Co,, coal 
Kimball & Cary, 
Silas S. Dwjght, sand 
Kate Flynn, lighting lantern 
Kate Donovan, lighting lantern 
Chas W. Wade, tapping main 
N. Y. N. H. &*H. R. R., demurrage, 1909 
David W. Lewis Co., tile 
A L. Smith, brick 
John L. Mather, mason work, 
George Eberlein, repairs 
Haydenville Co., repairs S. Roller 
City of Northampton, dynamite and caps 
W.-H. Riley & Co., tile 



$210 62 


27 


75 


258 


62 


13 


50 


150 


20 


96 


63 


Q 
O 


00 


130 


95 


40 


25 


10 


50 


10 


50 


11 


00 


47 


00 


40 


25 


29 


75 


21 


00 


12 


25 


7 


00 


n 
i 


00 


12 


55 


220 


90 


703 


26 


547, 


13 


53 


48 


36 


68 


4 


20 


10 00 


10 


00 


8 


50 


34 


00 


80 00 


16 


80 


11 


25 


4 


70 


2 00 


4 


80 


, 1.6 00 



17 



Shumway & Riley, supplies 
Chas. Millars & Sons Co., iron pipe 
B. & M' R. R. Co., demurrage 
Emma D. Webber, fence posts 
A. L. Strong, fencing and posts 
Merrick Lumber Co., lumber 



Received from State Highway Commission 



$ 13 


52 


49 


68 


1 


00 


16 


25 


41 


25 


35 


85 


$8,975 59 


$9,917 


20 



SCHOOL EXPENDITURES. 



Miss Lulu L. Burba nk, 


teaching 


$143 00 


Edith L. Leland, 


t i 




143 00 


Ethel P. Moore, 


' ' 




144 96 


C. Mabel Barton, 


' i 




143 00 


Mary J. Mulcahy, 


' ' 




384 62 


Sarah V. Kiley, 


' ' 




383 50 


Mary Decker, 


1 ' 




407 00 


Kate E. Murray, 


' ' 




130 00 


Katherine W. Day, 


4 ' 




407 00 


Margaret A. Ryan, 


' ' 




407 00 


Hazel C. Owen, 


' i 




220 00 


Elizabeth A. Coffin, 


i t 




220 00 


Christine Hibbard, 


' ' 


• 


220 00 


Nellie T. O'Brien, 


' ' 




220 00 


Constance C. Breor, 


i i 




190 00 


Charlotte Woods, 


i i 


music 


153 00 


Lucille Gravestein, 


1 ' 


drawing 


80 .00 


Beatrice.}. Hibbard, 


t 4 


1 * 


93 50 


M. H. Bowman, service as Supt. 




54.5 64 


M. H. Bowman, transportation tickets 


75 60 


M. H. Bowman, supplies 


and expenses 


28 80 


Milton Bradley Co., 


books 


and supplies 


22 20 


J. L. Haminetrt & Co., 


' ' 


' ' 


... .'-. 16-1 72 


Ginn & Co. 


( < 


< i 


74: 18 


American Book Go., 


; t 


«« 


5 60 



18 



Houghton Mifflin Co., books and supplies 

Silver Burdett & Co., 

E. E. Babb & Co., 
Masury Young & Co., 
P. M. Crittenden, 
C. N. Fitts Co., 
H. D. Smith, coal 

F. T. Bardwell, wood 
Charles D. Flynn, janitor 
John Salvas 
Scott Harris, 
S. G. Hubbard, 
A. L. Carl, 
R. Douyard, 
Mrs. A. Hilbert. and sweeping 
Celestine Wright, 

Kate Wickles, 

Cornelia Wickles, 

Margaret Wisaway, 

Kate W. Day, 

Amelia Wlosycn, cleaning 

Mrs. John Merrick, 

Mrs. Kate Flynn, 

Wm. P. Boyle, painting and labor 

Shumway & Riley, plumbing 

W. H. Riley & Co., 

Victor E. Harris, 

Merrick Lumber Co., lumber 

Thaddeus Graves Jr., labor and supplies 

W. G. Parks! books 

Arthur R. Breor, taking census and supplies, labor 

John J. Betsold, labor and expenses 

Frank L. Betsold, labor 

Merrill Strong, transporting scholars 

Foster Bros. ; supplies 

M.J.Ryan, 

J. H. Howard, " 



$14 


60 


93 


21 


43 


15 


36 


00 


6 


00 


17 


40 


325 


19 


31 


50 


94 


05 


94 


85 


144 


00 


36 00 


53 


40 


4 


40 


64 


00 


1 


25 


9 


50 


30 


00 


4 


00 


8 


50 


6 


00 


3 


00 


8 


20 


196 


38 


83 


19 


675 


00 


1 


40 


19 


66 


7 


00 


1 


84 


30 


84 


24 


19 


5 


50 


. 2 


op 


3 


00 


6 


.65 


■2. 


M, 



19 



Fred W. Schepp, labor 
O. Belden & Sons, 
A. L. Strong, wood 



$ 2 50 
10 00 
15 00 



$7,218 12 



SCHOOL PHYSICIANS. 

Chas A. Byrne, school inspection, 1909 
A. J. Bonneville, 



$50 00 
50 00 

$100 00 



BONDS— TOWN OFFICERS. 

Wm. M. Cochran, bonds, Treasurer 
Wm, M. Cochran, bonds, Collector 



$32 00 
25 00 

$57 00 



MEMORIAL BUILDING. 



Hatfield Gas Co., gas 


$ 41 94 


Thos. J. Ryan, labor on walk and sewer 


12 00 


Eddie Kempiste, 


2 25 


L. B. Waltz, 


7 00 


Michael Koycht, 


3 00 


J. L. Sheehan, 


7 00 


John Merrick, 


1 75 


F. A. Sweat land, 


7 00 


Ernest Godin, team 


2 25 


Michael Duleska, 


3 00 


H. D. Smith, coal 


52 87 


L. H. Kingsley, janitor 


75 00 


James P. Ryan, closet, lavatory, plumbing 


102 44 


Win. P. Boyle, painting and gas fixtures 


131 28 


C. N. Fitts Co., Shades 


8 24 



20 

C. I. Sto well, cement $ 50 

M. J. Ryan, burners and supplies 6 10 

W. M. Riley &. Co., gas pipe for Library 3 47 



TOWN HALL. 

Thos. J. Ryan, labor putting in water 

Eddie Kempiste 

Michael Koycht, 

F. W. Schepp. 

Victor E. Harris, plumbing 

C. W. Wade, tapping water main 

A. L. Strong wood 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 

R, F. Wells, history of Hatfield, 

Ernest Godin, use of team, 

J. H. Howard, 

Wm. G. Atkins, supplies, 

Chauncey Graves, Roosevelt's book, 

Lewis Historical Pub. Co., books, 

Bridgman & Lyman, books, 

M. E. Hancock, pictures, 

F. G* Harlow Co., supplies, 

C.^M. Barton, services as Librarian, 
Wednesday openings, 
Books to stations, 
Catalogueing books. 
Repairing books, 
Miscellaneous items, 



$467 09 



$ 9 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 


5 


00 


11 


84 


10 


50 


10 


00 



$49 34 



$ 5 


00 


2 V 


00 


2 


75 


2 


25 


2 


00 


25 


00 


105 


33 


11 


01 


19.50 


75 


00 


25,1 


50 


,..'19; 


15 


".'is 


22 


12 


60 


3 


69 



$350 00 



21 

RECAPITULATION OF ORDERS DRAWN 

State Aid, 

Poor Expenditures, 

Sewers— Elm and School Streets, 1 

Water Rates, 

Street Lights, 

Insurance, 

Smith Academy, 

Cemeteries, 

Town Officers, 

North Street Sidewalk, 

Schools, 

Highways and bridges, 

Public Library, 

Muster Day, 

Smith Industrial School 

Fire Department, 

Contingencies, 

Memorial Day, 

School Physicians, 

Bonds— Town Officers, 

Memorial Building, 

Town Hall, 

State Road, 



LIST OF APPROPRIATIONS VOTED TO BE RAISED 
AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

Held March 21, 1910 

For Memorial Day, $ 75 00 

Care of Cemeteries, 100 00 

Public Library, 350 00 

Teacher of Music, 150 00 



$ 76 


00 


881 


65 


724 97 


500 


00 


1727 


00 


153 


75 


l000 00 


100 00 


1521 


00 


141 


62 


7218 


12 


2097 


93 


350 


00 


75 


00 


335 


00 


284 


41 


901 


41 


75 00 


100 00 


57 00 


467 


09 


49 


34 


8975 59 


$27,811 88 



22 



For Teacher of Drawing, $ 150 00 

Fireman's Muster, .:.. 75 00 

School Physician, 100 00 

Street Lights—already installed, 1400 00 

Tuition— Smith Academy, 1000 00 

Sewer— School Street, 350 ()0 

Draining North Street, 10 > 00 

Water Rates, 500 00 

Repairing Sewer on Elm Street, 500 00 

Salaries— Town Officers, 1400 00 

Bonds— Town Officers, 50 00 

Debt— Depot Road Note, lOQO 00 

Contingencies, 800 00 

Interest, 400 00 

Insurance, 150 00 

Care— Memorial Hall, 150 00 

Repairs— Memorial Hall 400 00 
Highways and Bridges — Ordinary, 2000 00 

Fire Apparatus, 150 00 

Hose Wagon, . 125 00 

Sidewalk— North Street, 150 00 

Water into Town Hall, 35 00 

Drainage— Town Hall, 25 00 

Care of Poor, 1000 00 
Maintenance of Schools — repairs 

buildings; 5600 00 
Street Lights — Prospect, Chestnut 

and Bradstreet. 666 00 



$18,951 00 

JOHN C. RYAN, 

C. EDWARD WARNER, 

THOMAS J. RYAN, 

Select?ne?i of Hatfield. 

I have examined the books of the Selectmen and find 
them correct. 

C. K. MORTON, Auditor. 



28 



LIST OF JURORS SUBMITTED BY THE SELECTMEN 
OF THE TOWN OF HATFIELD, 1911. 



Name 

Anable, John G. 
Boyle, William E. 
Boyle, James L. 
Boyle, William P. 
Billings, G. Raymond 
Brennan, Thomas J. 
Crafts, Edson S. 
Chandler, George A. 
Dickinson, Edward N 
Graves, Thaddeus Jr. 
Graves, Archie P. 
Jubenville, Eugene 
Kiley, Michael P. 
Kiley, John W. 
Morton, Gilbert E. 
Newman, Joseph S 
O'Dea, Thomas M. 
Proulx, Larkin M. 
Ryan, Thomas W. 
Ryan, Matthew J. 
Shattuck, Charles S. 
Stowell, Charles I. 
Vollinger, Frank G. 
Wade, Charles W. 
Warner, Charles L. 



Occupation 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Painter 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Clerk 

Merchant 

Manufacturer 

Sexton 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 



Treasurer's Report 



L. H, Kingsley, Treasurer, in account with the 
Town of Hatfield . 

DR. 



To balance in Treasury, % llOl 49 

To cash received from E. L. Graves, coll. (1909), 4416 20 

" (1910), 20,225 72 

Treas. Water Commissioners, 2900 00 

District Court tines, 90 00 

Auctioneer's license, 1 00 

Pool license, 2 00 

Slaughter licenses, 3 00 

Refunding of dog fund, 131 27 

Rent of Town Hall, 34 00 

City of Northampton, tuition, 315 00 

City of Boston, tuition, 25 00 

Joseph Schepp, cemetery plot, 50 

State, Corporation Tax, 20l 4l 

National Bank Tax, 842 61 

State Aid, 72 00 

Tuition, 11 00 

Income Mass. school fund, 780 73 

Supt. of Schools, 462 96 

Inspection of Animals, 32 00 

Tuition of Industrial School, 185 00 

Board of Charity, 2 55 

Mass. Highway Com., 9917 20 



25 



To cash received from Merrick Lumber Co., by error, 


$19 66 




J, A. Sullivan, bags, 




6 60 




Sale of wheelbarrow, 




1 00 




John C. Ryan, tile and plank, 




4 25 




L. H. Kingsley, tile, 




43 48 




John M. Strong, tile, 




9 50 




D. P. Sheehan, lumber, 




6 50 




M.J. Ryan, Agt., sidewalk assess 


, 53 65 




George Saffer, 




45 45 




John Furtsch, 




41 44 




Emma A. Waite, 




29 90 




Wm. H. Dickinson, Est., tile, 


' * 


145 19 




C. A. Byrne, tile and sewer assess. 


, 75 00 




F. H. Bardwell, 




43 28 




A. Douglas, ' . 




46 78 




L. J. Pelissier, 




89 98 




Ros Billings, 




33 00 




Fred Wensel, sale of tile, 




7 87 




[as. L. Boyle, sale of brick, 


• 


4 20 




John J. Betsold, supplies sold, 




10 69 


• 


$42,470 06 



TO CASH RECEIVED FROM TEMPORARY LOANS 

North. Ins. for Savings, 6 mo. Note, $ 7000 00 

6 mo. Note. 10,000 00 $17,000 00 



CR. 



$59,470 06 



By cash paid Selectmen's order, $27,811 88 

Interest on Water Bonds, 2000 00 
District Court fees, 118 05 

Interest on temporary loans, 472 22 
Interest on outstanding loans, 33 33 



26 



By cash paid County Tax, 


$ 2434 67 


State Tax, 


2058 40 


Treas. Sinking Fund, 


861 67 


Balance in Treasury, 


1602 32 
$37,392 54 



BY CASH PAID TEMPORARY AND OUTSTANDING 

LOANS 

Northampton Inst, for Savings, note, $3000 00 

note, 7000 00 

note, 10,000 00 

Depot Road Note, 1000 00 

Demand Note, 150 00 



Sinking Fund Note, 



927 52 $22,077 51 



$59,470 06 



IN ACCOUNT WITH E. L. GRAVES, COLLECTOR 
1909 TAXES. 



DR. 



To cash received, 

To Assessors' Orders of Abatements, 



$4416 20 
55 70 

$4471 90 



CR. 



By Uncollected Taxes, 
Interest on Taxes, 
Addition to Warrant, 



$4334 95 

119 30 

17 65 



$4471 90 



1910 TAXES 

DR. 

To cash received, $20,225 72 

Uncollected Taxes, 3349 88 

Discount on Taxes, 395 30 



DR. 



By Assessors' Warrant, $23,272 43 

Addition to Warrant, 653 72 

Interest collected, 44 75 



$23,970 90 



$23,970 90 



I have examined the accounts of the Tax Collector and 
find that he has been credited by the Treasurer with the 
amount of $4416.20 of taxes of 1909, and $20,225.72 of the 
taxes of 1910. 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 7, 1911. 



28 

WATER SINKING FUND. 

DR. 

To 30 years 4 per cent. Water Bonds, #50,000 00 

CR. 
By Sinking Fund, $16,009 61 

SUMMARY OF TOWN ACCOUNT 
DR. 



To Notes Outstanding, 




$ 000 00 


Bills due March 1st, not in, 




455 20 


CR. 






By Uncollected Taxes, 1910, 


$3349 88 




Due from State Aid, 


76 00 




Inspection of animals, 


32 50 




State, Smith School, 


167 50 




Sale of tile, 


18 33 




Sewer assessment, 


330 00 




Sidewalk assessment, 


461 22 




Balance in Treasury, 


1602 32 


$6037 75 






Balance in favor of town, 




$5582 55 



I have examined the books and accounts of the Treasurer 
of the Town of Hatfield for the year ending Feb. 28, 1911. I 
find Selectmen's orders on file to the amount of Twenty-Seven 
Thousand Eight Hundred Eleven and Eighty-Eight One 



29 

Hundreds Dollars (27,811 88) with evidence of their pay- 
ments by him. 

Also cancelled notes and receipts for State and County 
taxes and interest paid. 

I find a balance in the Treasury of one Thousand &ix 
Hundred and Two and Thirty-Two One Hundreds Dollars. 
(1602.32). 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, March 8, 1911. 



Water Commissioners' Report 



The following is respectfully submitted as the fif teeth 
annual report of the Board of Water Commissioners. 

We have received the past year as follows:—- 

Balance of cash from last year's account $ 47 72 
Cash from collection of water rates 4,178 49 

Connections and supplies furnished 100 82 



$4,327 0; 



We have paid the past year as follows: — 

Town of Hatfield, water rates $2,900 00 

W. H. Riley & Co., supplies 99 93 

Gazette Printing Co., bill heads 7 00 

Edward A. Ryan, claim for damages 130 00 

Northampton Water Works, supplies 11 50 

Charles Miller & Son Co., pipe and specials 13cS 99 

City of Holyoke, specials 4 93 

Boston & Main Railroad, 17 93 

Rupert P. Graves, pipe and supplies 81 81 

O'Connor, Hebert & Da vies, labor and material 54 87 

Charles W. Wade, labor and cash paid 3.6 05 

Charles W. Wade, collector of water rates 125 35 

M.J. Proulx, labor and cash paid 128 40 

Norwood Engineering Co., services boxes 5 70 

Western Union Tel. Co., telegram 07 

Ellis & Fad Mfg. Co., pipe cutter 25 60 



31 

D. W. Wells, cartage of old pipe $ 1 25 

Balance, cash on hand 557 15 



$4,327 03 



There are now 330 connections with private property, 90 
hydrants for fire protection, 5 water tanks and water in 5 
school houses and in Memorial Hall. 

A machine for cutting the pipe mains has been purchased 
at a cost of $25. 60; and there is now on hand, 6 inch pipe 
worth $120, and 1 inch galvanized iron pipe worth $15. 

CHARLES L. WARNER ) Hatfield 
DANIEL \V. WELLS \ Water 

M.J. PROULX J Co??imissioners 

I have this day examined the books and accounts of the 
treasurer of the Water Commissioners of the Town of Hatfield 
and have found them correct with vouchers on file for all 
payments made. 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 1, 1911. 



Sinking: Fund Commissioners 
Report. 



We have the following amount deposited to the credit of 
the sinking fund. 

Florence Savings Bank, $1,062 08 

Haydenville Savings Bank, 437 64 

Nonotuck Savings Bank, 1,061 08 

Easthampton Savings Bank 608 43 

Northampton Institution for Savings, 981 90 

Union Trust Co., Springfield 1,998 48 

Springfield Five Cent Savings Bank, 940 00 

Springfield Institution for Savings. 920 00 

Boston & Main R. R. Bonds, 3,000 00 

Springfield Street Railway Bonds, 1,000 00 

N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R. Bonds, 2,000 00 

Town of Hatfield Water Bonds, 2,000 00 



$16,009 61 

M. J. RYAN ) Sinking 

E. S. WARNER \ Fund 

L.J. PELISSIER J Commissioners 

1 have examined the accounts of the Sinking Fund 
Commissoners of the town of Hatfield and find in their 
possession securities amounting to sixteen thousand and nine 
and 61—100 ($16,009.61) dollars. 

CHARLES K. MORTON, Auditor. 

Hatfield, Mass., March 4, 1911. 



Town Clerk's Report 



The vital statistics for the Town of Hatfield for the year 
1910, are as follows: — 

BIRTHS BY MONTHS. 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

Total 



No. 


Males 


Females 


4 


3 


1 


2 





2 


9 


3 


6 


2 


1 


1 


15 


8 


7 


5 


4 


1 


7 


4 


3 


11 


7 . 


4 


5 


o 


3 


7 


5 


2 


6 


3 


3 


6 


2 


4 



79 



42 



37 



BIRTHPLACE OF PARENTS. 



Born in Canada 

United States 

Poland 

Germany 



Father 
1 
20 

47 
1 



Mother 

1 

21 

47 





34 



Hungary 
Ireland 



Father 


Mother 


9 


10 


1 






79 



BIRTHS FOR THE FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 
1905 1906 1907 1 90S 1909 



64 68 67 92 64 

MARRIAGES BY MONTHS. 

No. 

January 3 

February 1 

March 1 

April 2 

May 1 

June - 

September 3 

October 1 

November 8 

December 4 

26 

First marriage of both parties 23 

Second marriage; of ^groonv- first ;-of Jpride- •; * : 1 

Third marriage of groom, first of bride 1 

Bspobd marriage, pf/ groom, second of bride 1 

j The oldest.and youngest grooms were seventy ;and. twenty 
years of age respectively. .;, -. ; , 

"-The oldest -and youngest brides were fifty- five and eigh- 
teen years of age respectively. ^^-.r-.' 



35 



BIRTHPLACE OF PERSONS MARRIED. 



Born in United States 
Poland 
Hungary 
England 



Groom 


Bride 


16 


17 


8 


6 


2 


2 





1 



26 



MARRIAGES FOR FIVE PREVIOUS YEARS. 

1905 1006 1907 1908 1909 

30 32 - 33 21 33 

DEATHS BY MONTHS. 



■ i: ' ; . ■'■ ■' • :"■: 


No. 


. . Males 


Fern; 


January 


1 





1 


February , 


4 


1 


3 


March 


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1 


April 


2 


1 


1 


May 


1 


1 





June 


2 


2 





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2 


1 


August 


... . ^.. . 


0' ■ 


1 


September 


3 


3 





October 


4 


2 


2 


November 











December 


3 


2 


"i 



28 



17 



11 



36 



Under 1 year of age 


10 


Between 1 and 5 years 





5 10 





10 20 


1 


20 30 


2 


30 40 


1 


40 50 


2 


50 60 


2 


60 70 


2 


70 80 


3 


80 90 


4 


90 100 


1 



No. Males Females 

5 5 





1 

2 

1 

2 | 
1 1 

1 1 

2 1 
1 3 
1 

28 17 11 

Age of oldest person deceased, (male) 90 years 1 month 
1 day. 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Classified according to the nomenclature adopted by the 
State Board of Registration. 

ZYMOTIC DISEASES 

Malarial Fever, 1 

Cholera-Infantum, 1 

CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES 

Tuberculosis 2 

Hyperpyrexia 1 

Monstrosity 1 

Exhaustion 1 

Infantile Debility 1 

Premature Birth 1 

Still Born 1 

Senility 2' 

Indigestion 1 



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LOCAL DISEASES. 



Dysentry 
Apoplexy 
Pneumonia 
Heart Disease 
Whooping Cough 
Entveitis 



VIOLENT DEATHS 



Burned to death — accidental 
Drowned— -accidental 
Struck by train — accidental 



NAMES OF PERSONS DECEASED. 



28 



Annie Pelc 
Bridget McGrath 
Joseph Sadowski 
Peter Mazukazits 
Alpheus Cowles 
Stephen Bucalo 
Leon Zarenski 
Alice Margaret Walsh 
James Breor 
Rhoda W. Hubbard 
Pricilla C. Graves 
Margaret Kiley 
John F. Steele 
David B, Curtis 



Mary Walsh Ryan 
Maria Louise Morton 
John Brennan 
Mary C. Allaire 
Leon Zagrodnik 
Daniel J . Coffey 
Yana Kosakoski 
Stephen Vochula 
Semenns Broveausnknoir 
Samuel Osley 
Peter Balise, Sr. 
Antoine Glinianawitz 
Matilda N. Porter 



3§ 

UOG LICENSES. 

The number of dogs licensed during- the year ending 
November 30, 1910, with the receipts and settlements of the 
account with the County Treasurer is as follows: — 

74 Male Dogs at $2.00 each 
7 Female Dogs at $5.00 each 



$L48 00 
35 00 






$183 00 
16*20 



Less fees, 81 dogs at 20 cents each 
Paid to County Treasurer $166 80 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. H. KINGSLEY, Town Clerk. 



Assessors' Report. 



Value of assessed personal estate $ 395,693 00 
Value of assessed real estate 1,132,210 00 



Total value of assessed estate 


$1,527,903 00 


Value of assessed buildings $647,264 00 


Value of assessed land 484,946 


00 




$1,132,210 00 


No. Male polls assessed 


559 


No. Residents assessed 


331 


All others 


41 




872 


No. of non-residents assessed on property 


49 


All others 


39 




88 


No. of persons assessed on property 


460 


For poll tax only 


300 




760 


Rate of total tax per $1000 


$14 50 


No. of horses assessed 


460 


No. of cows 


293 


No. of neat cattle 


81 



40 



No. of swine 

No. of fowls 

No. of dwelling houses 

No. of acres of land 

State Tax 
County Tax 
Town Tax 
Overlayings 



$ 2,058 40 

2434 67 

17,951 00 

828 36 



16 
556 
340 

9,258 



Estimated Bank and Corporation Tax 
Conn. Valley Street Railway Co. excise tax 



$23,272 43 

1,000 00 
649 72 



Value of property ^exempt from taxation, Chapter 490, 
Section 5, Acts of 1909. 

Literary Institutions -$70,368 00 

Church property 27,000 00 

$97,368 00 



Respectfully submitted, 

EDSON W. STRONG 1 Assessors 

WM. H. BELDEN V of 

L. H. KINGS LEY J Hatfield 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



TOWN OF HATFIELD 



MASSACHUSETTS 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March J, 19 1 U 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

John J. Betsokl, Chairman, 1911 

Thaddeus Graves, Jr., Sec, 1912 ----- 

A. R. Breor, 1913 

M. H. Bowman, Superintendent 



Truant Officers 

S. W. Kingsley and A. L. Strong 

Authorized to sign Certificates for children between the 
ages of 14 and 16. 

M. H. Bowman 



School Census September 1, 1910 

No. of boys between the ages of 5 and 15 ,,_„.,_ 151 

No. of girls between the ages of 5 and 15 M31 

Total , : 282 



No. of boys between the ages of 7 and 14 92 

No. of girls between the ages of 7 and 14 92 

Total 184 

No. of male illiterate minors over 14 years of age, none. 
No. of female illiterate minors over 14 years of age, none. 



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Report of School Committee 



During' the past year many improvements have been 
made. In our Center school we have done away with our 
out buildings and established them inside of our school build- 
ing and connected with the sewer, we have also had new 
traps attached to the set bowls that was put in last year and 
good ventilation has been established. We have also laid a 
cement floor through the entrance to the ninth grade room, 
so we have this building in pretty good standing at present 
and wish every father and mother that have any children at- 
tending this school should feel proud of it. 

We have also made the following repairs on the hill 
school house on account of some sickness that prevailed last 
spring, we had the building all gone over with a new coat of 
paint, and the walls all gone over with a coat of light paint 
as well as all the seats and desks and the building well 
cleaned, we also destroyed all the books and papers in the 
building and stocked the building with new stock. We have 
also applied No Duster on all our school floors with good 
results. We also had the buildings at West Hatfield and 
North Hatfield and Bradstreet gone over inside with a light 
coat of paint, so we feel that our schools are in fair standing 
at present. Every building has been thoroughly cleaned at 
every beginning of the school term, these and many other 
minor repairs show to some extent what has been done the 
past year, we also feel that all our schools that can be con- 
nected with the sewer should be as soon as possible. 

JOHN J. BETSOLD, Chairman, 



48 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 



RESOURCES. 






Town appropriation 


$5,900 00 




Supt. of Schools 


462 90 




Income Mass. School Fnnd 


780 73 




City of Northampton, Tuition 


147 00 




Supplies sold 


10 69 








$7,301 38 


Orders drawn on Treasurer 




7,218 12 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Hatfield: - 

Agreeable to your custom and regulation I have the honor 
of presenting to you my report for the current year. The ob- 
ject of this and other similar reports is to keep the public in 
close touch with the work and progress of the schools. The 
past year has not been marked by any special emphasis 
having been placed upon some one department or division of 
School work. From year to year we have spoken of advance- 
ment having been made. From this it might be inferred that 
years since the public schools ought to have reached the goal 
of perfection. But no such high claim can be made. It is a 
well established fact that yearly progress is being made. But 
it is also equally evident that new difficulties arise; new 
problems present themselves; and special claims push to the 
front. Furthermore, when no other department of civic life 
has the courage and determination to grappel with some 
human puzzle, in some form that is- given to the schools to 
solve. At present, we must meet and so far as possible 
determine the best solution of the agricultural problem, the 
mill problem, the economic problem the rural contentment 
problem and physical problem. Candid reflection will lead to 
the conclusion that it is a wonder that the schools can and 
do accomplish so much. If we conceed that the aim of all 
educational effort is to most quickly and fully overcome all 
the obstacles that each member of humanity meets, then, the 
best and fullest development of the individual pupil, without 
regard to number of pages covered or rank attained, is the 
most rapid progress. By this we mean the growth in self re- 



50 

liance, in courage, in mental fiber. On the above basis the 
schools have done a year of progressive work. 

It is a subject of gratitute that another school year has 
Passed without any widespread illness among the school 
chidren. While there have been cases of contagious disease 
yet they have been so promptly issolated by the school physi- 
cian, and so carefully attended at home that no very serious 
interruption of school work has occurred. 

Each year the buildings where the children spend most of 
their hours of study are being modernized and rendered more 
sanitary. The changes that have been made the past year 
contribute largely to the comfort, cleanliness, morality and 
dignity of. school life The demand for better conditions in 
other school buildings of the town are well known, and de- 
finite action will be taken year by year for the correction of 
their faults. 

The success of the schools the past year is due to the 
harmonions co-operation of teachers, supervisors, superinten- 
dent and school committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MORTIMER H. BOWMAN, 

Superintendent of Schools . 
February 1, 1911. 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



Mr. M. H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools. 

I submit this brief report regarding the department of 
vocal music in the schools of Hatfield: — 

The faithful work and co:operation of the teachers have 
been an inspiration and they all with no exception have en- 
deavered earnestly. We owe them much thanks and com- 
mendation for their diligence. The children too have showed 
enthusiasm and interest which is gratifying to any teacner 
and makes instruction a pleasure. 

The work has been conducted along the same lines as 
formerly. It includes songs, graded to the proficiency of the 
pupils, individual work, sight singing and written drill. 

Respectfully, 
CHARLOTTE WOODS, 

Supervisor of Music. 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing 



Mr. M, H. Bowman, Superintendent of Schools 



In making out my outline of work in drawing it has 
been my endeavor to introduce those things which will most 
interest and help the pupils in the schools and which they 
will retain and make practical use of in their lives. 

In the primary grades it is difficult to teach the children 
set principles belonging to art education. Therefore simple 
little studies in observation of things around us and in touch 
with us have been given them. 

In the intermediate grades the children become old 
enough to understand somewhat that in correct representation 
of objects and our surrounding certain principles must be ad- 
hered to. Therefore objects in perspective, the figure in action 
and right proportions, color harmony, and design with its 
practical application have all been brought before the scholars 
and in an interesting manner. 

This same line of work is carried on in the grammar 
grades but with much more detail and with a greater idea of 
its practical use in daily life. 

In order to bring this about more construction work of 
different kinds has been planned, with original designs from 
various motives and good color schemes applied. 

It is my desire to express gratitude for the deep interest 
taken by the grade teachers in the work of drawing and the 
children have certainly done well by means of their co-opera- 
tion. 

Also I wish to mention the fact that through the interest 
and in conference with, the superintendent all mediums that 
have been necessary for the work, such as water colors which 



53 

the children greatly enjoy, have been readily snpplied, and 
material as well for the construction of certain problems- 

Respectfully submitted, 

BEx^TRICE J. HIBBARD, 

Supervisor of Dra wi?ig . 



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April 3, 


1911 


19, 


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May 29, 


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30, 


";'- 


June. .16, 


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Sept. 6, 


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Nov. 29, Dee. 3, 


Dec. 22, 


' ' 


Jan. 8, 


1912 


Feb. 21, 


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22, 


1 ' 


March 15, 


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April 1, 


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19, 


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May 29, 


4 ' 


30, 


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June 14, 


4 l 



SCHOOL CALENDAR. 

Schools open 
Patriots' Day, holiday 
Patriotic exercises 
Memorial Day, holiday 
Schools close 
Schools open 

Thanksgiving- recess 
Schools close 
Schools open 
Patriotic exercises 
Washington's Birthday, holiday 
Schools close 
Schools open 
Patriots' Day, holiday 
Patriotic exercises 
Memorial Day, holiday 
Schools close 



RESIGNATIONS AND TRANSFERS. 



Hill Primary, Mable C. Barton 

West Grammar, Edith Leland 

West Primary, Lulu L. Burbank 

West Brook Grammar, Katherine E. Murray 

West Brook Primary, Mary Decker transferred to Hill Primary 

Bradstreet, Ethel P. Moore